verb (used with object), an·es·the·tized, an·es·the·tiz·ing.
to render physically insensible, as by an anesthetic.
paralyze, stupefy, desensitize, dull, halt, demolish, incapacitate, freeze, disable, destroy, stun, weaken, sedate, impair, deaden, medicate, dope, poison, mitigate, moderate
Also anaesthetize; especially British, an·es·the·tise.
Origin of anesthetize
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To induce anesthesia in.
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