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 .
- e·ther·i·za·tion, noun
- e·ther·iz·er, noun
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How to use etherize in a sentence
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 | C.E. Morgan | August 16, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The etherized patient, his bladder having been emptied, should be placed in the lithotomy position.
Metaphysical works he placed over science, since "metaphysics is only physics etherized," he said.
Rubbing with etherized oils and electricity have also been used successfully.
British Dictionary definitions for etherize
(tr) obsolete to subject (a person) to the anaesthetic influence of ether fumes; anaesthetize
- etherization or etherisation, noun
- etherizer or etheriser, noun
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