tetanize

[tet-n-ahyz]

verb (used with object), tet·a·nized, tet·a·niz·ing. Physiology.

to induce tetanus in (a muscle).

Nearby words

  1. tet offensive,
  2. tetanic,
  3. tetaniform,
  4. tetanigenous,
  5. tetanism,
  6. tetano-,
  7. tetanode,
  8. tetanoid,
  9. tetanospasmin,
  10. tetanus

Also especially British, tet·a·nise.

Origin of tetanize

First recorded in 1840–50; tetan(us) + -ize

Related formstet·a·ni·za·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for tetanise

tetanize

tetanise

verb

(tr) to induce tetanus in (a muscle); affect (a muscle) with tetanic spasms
Derived Formstetanization or tetanisation, noun

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Medicine definitions for tetanise

tetanize

[tĕtn-īz′]

v.

To affect with tetanic convulsions; produce or induce tetanus in.
Related formstet′a•ni•zation (tĕt′n-ĭ-zāshən) n.


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