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Meaning of decerebrate

de•cer•e•brate

Pronunciation: (v.dē-ser'u-brāt"n.dē-ser'u-brāt", -brit), [key]
— v., n. -brat•ed, -brat•ing,
—v.t.
  1. to remove the cerebrum.
—n.
  1. a decerebrated animal.
  2. a person who, because of brain injury, exhibits behavior characteristic of a decerebrated animal.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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