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etherize

[ee-thuh-rahyz]
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verb (used with object), e·ther·ized, e·ther·iz·ing.
  1. Medicine/Medical. to put under the influence of ether; anesthetize.
  2. to render groggy or numb, as if by an anesthetic.
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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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etherize

etherise

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