etherize

[ ee-thuh-rahyz ]
/ ˈi θəˌraɪz /
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verb (used with object), e·ther·ized, e·ther·iz·ing.

Medicine/Medical. to put under the influence of ether; anesthetize.
to render groggy or numb, as if by an anesthetic.

Nearby words

  1. etherealize,
  2. etherege,
  3. etherege, sir george,
  4. etheric,
  5. etherify,
  6. ethernet,
  7. ethic,
  8. ethical,
  9. ethical culture,
  10. ethical hacker

Also especially British, e·ther·ise.

Origin of etherize

First recorded in 1740–50; ether + -ize

Related formse·ther·i·za·tion, noune·ther·iz·er, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for etherised

etherize

etherise

/ (ˈiːθəˌraɪz) /

verb

(tr) obsolete to subject (a person) to the anaesthetic influence of ether fumes; anaesthetize
Derived Formsetherization or etherisation, nounetherizer or etheriser, noun

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