[ uh-nes-thi-tahyz or, especially British, uh-nees- ]
/ əˈnɛs θɪˌtaɪz or, especially British, əˈnis- /
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verb (used with object), an·aes·the·tized, an·aes·the·tiz·ing.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
Also especially British, an·aes·the·tise .
OTHER WORDS FROM anaesthetizean·aes·the·ti·za·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for anaesthetize
anaesthetise or US anesthetize
/ (əˈniːsθəˌtaɪz) /
(tr) to render insensible to pain by administering an anaesthetic
Derived forms of anaesthetizeanaesthetization, anaesthetisation or US anesthetization, noun
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