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curarize

[kyoo-rahr-ahyz, koo-, kyoo r-uh-rahyz, koo r-]
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verb (used with object), cu·ra·rized, cu·ra·riz·ing.
  1. 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
Related formscu·ra·ri·za·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for curarize

curarize

curarise

verb
  1. (tr) to paralyse or treat with curare
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Derived Formscurarization or curarisation, noun
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curarize in Medicine

curarize

(ku-rärīz′, kyu-)
v.
  1. To poison with curare.
  2. To treat a person with curare so as to relax the skeletal muscles.
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Related formscu•ra′ri•zation (-rĭ-zāshən) n.
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