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[kyoo-rahr-ahyz, koo-, kyoo r-uh-rahyz, koo r-] /kyʊˈrɑr aɪz, kʊ-, ˈkyʊər əˌraɪz, ˈkʊər-/
verb (used with object), curarized, curarizing.
to administer curare to, as in vivisection.
Also, especially British, curarise.
Origin of curarize
First recorded in 1870-75; curar(e) + -ize
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curarization, noun Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for curarize


(transitive) to paralyse or treat with curare
Derived Forms
curarization, curarisation, noun
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curarize in Medicine

curarize v. cu·ra·rized, cu·ra·riz·ing, cu·ra·riz·es

  1. To poison with curare.

  2. To treat a person with curare so as to relax the skeletal muscles.

cu·ra'ri·za'tion (-rĭ-zā'shən) n.
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