- Medicine/Medical. to put under the influence of ether; anesthetize.
- to render groggy or numb, as if by an anesthetic.
Also especially British, e·ther·ise.
Origin of etherize
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- (tr) obsolete to subject (a person) to the anaesthetic influence of ether fumes; anaesthetize
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