[ 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 .
OTHER WORDS FROM curarizecu·ra·ri·za·tion, noun
Words nearby curarize
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British Dictionary definitions for curarize
/ (ˈkjʊərəˌraɪz) /
(tr) to paralyse or treat with curare
Derived forms of curarizecurarization or curarisation, noun
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Medical definitions for curarize
[ ku-rä′rīz′, kyu- ]
To poison with curare.
To treat a person with curare so as to relax the skeletal muscles.
Other words from curarizecu•ra′ri•za′tion (-rĭ-zā′shən) n.
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