[uh-nes-thi-tahyz or, esp. British, uh-nees-]

verb (used with object), an·aes·the·tized, an·aes·the·tiz·ing.

Also especially British, an·aes·the·tise.
Related formsan·aes·the·ti·za·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for anaesthetised


anaesthetise or US anesthetize


(tr) to render insensible to pain by administering an anaesthetic
Derived Formsanaesthetization, anaesthetisation or US anesthetization, noun
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Word Origin and History for anaesthetised



1848, from Greek anaisthetos (see anaesthesia) + -ize. Related: Anaesthetized; anaesthetizing.

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