curarize

[ kyoo-rahr-ahyz, koo-, kyoor-uh-rahyz, koor- ]
/ kyʊˈrɑr aɪz, kʊ-, ˈkyʊər əˌraɪz, ˈkʊər- /

verb (used with object), cu·ra·rized, cu·ra·riz·ing.

to administer curare to, as in vivisection.

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Also especially British, cu·ra·rise .

Origin of curarize

First recorded in 1870–75; curar(e) + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM curarize

cu·ra·ri·za·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for curarize

curarize

curarise

/ (ˈkjʊərəˌraɪz) /

verb

(tr) to paralyse or treat with curare

Derived forms of curarize

curarization or curarisation, noun
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Medical definitions for curarize

curarize
[ ku-rärīz′, kyu- ]

v.

To poison with curare.
To treat a person with curare so as to relax the skeletal muscles.

Other words from curarize

cu•ra′ri•zation (-rĭ-zāshən) n.
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