tetanize

[ tet-n-ahyz ]
/ ˈtɛt nˌaɪz /

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

to induce tetanus in (a muscle).

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Also especially British, tet·a·nise .

Origin of tetanize

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

OTHER WORDS FROM tetanize

tet·a·ni·za·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for tetanize

tetanize

tetanise

/ (ˈtɛtəˌnaɪz) /

verb

(tr) to induce tetanus in (a muscle); affect (a muscle) with tetanic spasms

Derived forms of tetanize

tetanization or tetanisation, noun
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Medical definitions for tetanize

tetanize
[ tĕtn-īz′ ]

v.

To affect with tetanic convulsions; produce or induce tetanus in.

Other words from tetanize

tet′a•ni•zation (tĕt′n-ĭ-zāshən) n.
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