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anesthetize

[ uh-nes-thi-tahyz ]
/ 蓹藞n蓻s 胃瑟藢ta瑟z /
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verb (used with object), an路es路the路tized, an路es路the路tiz路ing.
to render physically insensible, as by an anesthetic.
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Also anaesthetize; especially British, an路es路the路tise .

Origin of anesthetize

1840鈥50; <Greek ana铆sth膿t(os) (see anesthetic) + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM anesthetize

an路es路the路ti路za路tion, nounnon路an路es路the路tized, adjective
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