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anesthetize

[uh-nes-thi-tahyz]
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verb (used with object), an·es·the·tized, an·es·the·tiz·ing.
  1. to render physically insensible, as by an anesthetic.
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Also anaesthetize; especially British, an·es·the·tise.

Origin of anesthetize

1840–50; < Greek anaísthēt(os) (see anesthetic) + -ize
Related formsan·es·the·ti·za·tion, nounnon·an·es·the·tized, adjective
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v.

alternative spelling of anaesthetize (q.v.). See ae.

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anesthetize in Medicine

anesthetize

(ə-nĕsthĭ-tīz′)
v.
  1. To induce anesthesia in.
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Related formsan•es′the•ti•zation (-tĭ-zāshən) n.
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