- Medicine/Medical. to put under the influence of ether; anesthetize.
- to render groggy or numb, as if by an anesthetic.
Also especially British, e·ther·ise.
Origin of etherize
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Examples from the Web for etherize
I was obliged to etherize it a little, so as to stupefy it, and render it less uneasy.The Insect
I'm afraid I got kind of mixed up—I could think of nothin' but etherize.
Therefore they etherize and dissect down for the purpose of exploring, to ascertain if the guess is right or wrong.Philosophy of Osteopathy
Andrew T. Still
I guess it was the strugglin' that confused my mind, and I been wondering why I could etherize a lot of struggling young poets.
- (tr) obsolete to subject (a person) to the anaesthetic influence of ether fumes; anaesthetize
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