- to render physically insensible, as by an anesthetic.
Also anaesthetize; especially British, an·es·the·tise.
Origin of anesthetize
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Examples from the Web for anesthetized
Then she turned quickly and surprised her anesthetized audience.The Quickening
By putting a few drops of chloroform into the jar, the insect is anesthetized, and its struggles are made quickly to cease.The Butterfly Book
William Jacob Holland
Now Ricky French especially has the air of a demonstrating anatomist over an anesthetized body.Young People's Pride
Stephen Vincent Benet
One woman, Hannah Green, had been anesthetized in 1848 by chloroform before undergoing a minor operation on her toe.
Failing in this manner of procedure, the affected animal is to be cast and anesthetized with chloroform.Lameness of the Horse
John Victor Lacroix
Word Origin and History for anesthetized
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- To induce anesthesia in.
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