[ 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.

Origin of anesthetize

1840–50; < Greek anaísthēt(os) (see anesthetic) + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM anesthetize

an·es·the·ti·za·tion, nounnon·an·es·the·tized, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Medical definitions for anesthetization

[ ə-nĕsthĭ-tīz′ ]


To induce anesthesia in.

Other words from anesthetize

an•es′the•ti•zation (-tĭ-zāshən) n.
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