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Also anaesthetize; especially British, an·es·the·tise.

Origin of anesthetize

1840–50; < Greek anaísthēt(os) (see anesthetic) + -ize
Related formsan·es·the·ti·za·tion, nounnon·an·es·the·tized, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Word Origin and History for anesthetize

alternative spelling of anaesthetize (q.v.). See ae.

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anesthetize in Medicine


  1. To induce anesthesia in.
Related formsan•es′the•ti•zation (-tĭ-zāshən) n.
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