- Medicine/Medical. to put under the influence of ether; anesthetize.
- to render groggy or numb, as if by an anesthetic.
Origin of etherize
Related Words for etherizeimpair, desensitize, abate, mute, reduce, smother, cushion, soften, hush, stupefy, check, weaken, paralyze, depress, deprive, slow, tire, injure, damp, repress
Examples from the Web for etherize
Historical Examples of etherize
I was obliged to etherize it a little, so as to stupefy it, and render it less uneasy.The Insect
I'm afraid I got kind of mixed up—I could think of nothin' but etherize.
Therefore they etherize and dissect down for the purpose of exploring, to ascertain if the guess is right or wrong.Philosophy of Osteopathy
Andrew T. Still
I guess it was the strugglin' that confused my mind, and I been wondering why I could etherize a lot of struggling young poets.
- (tr) obsolete to subject (a person) to the anaesthetic influence of ether fumes; anaesthetize