[ uh-nes-thi-tahyz ]
/ əˈnɛs θɪˌtaɪz /
verb (used with object), an·es·the·tized, an·es·the·tiz·ing.
to render physically insensible, as by an anesthetic.
Also anaesthetize; especially British, an·es·the·tise.
Related formsan·es·the·ti·za·tion, nounnon·an·es·the·tized, adjective
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Word Origin and History for anesthetization
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Medicine definitions for anesthetization
[ ə-nĕs′thĭ-tīz′ ]
To induce anesthesia in.
Related formsan•es′the•ti•za′tion (-tĭ-zā′shən) n.
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