anaesthetize

[ uh-nes-thi-tahyz or, esp. British, uh-nees- ]
/ əˈnɛs θɪˌtaɪz or, esp. British, əˈnis- /

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
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British Dictionary definitions for anaesthetize

anaesthetize

anaesthetise or US anesthetize

/ (əˈniːsθəˌtaɪz) /

verb

(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 anaesthetize

anaesthetize


v.

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

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