- 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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Related Wordsimpair, desensitize, abate, mute, reduce, smother, cushion, soften, hush, stupefy, check, weaken, paralyze, depress, deprive, slow, tire, injure, damp, repress
Examples from the Web for etherized
If it is alive, is it even relevant or, to borrow a phrase from Eliot, is it a patient “etherized upon a table”?C.E. Morgan: ‘Light in August’ is Faulkner’s Great American Novel
August 16, 2012
The etherized patient, his bladder having been emptied, should be placed in the lithotomy position.
Rubbing with etherized oils and electricity have also been used successfully.
- (tr) obsolete to subject (a person) to the anaesthetic influence of ether fumes; anaesthetize
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