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tetanize

[ tet-n-ahyz ]
/ 藞t蓻t n藢a瑟z /
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verb (used with object), tet路a路nized, tet路a路niz路ing.Physiology.
to induce tetanus in (a muscle).
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Also especially British, tet路a路nise .

Origin of tetanize

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

OTHER WORDS FROM tetanize

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

tetanize

tetanise

/ (藞t蓻t蓹藢na瑟z) /

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
[ t臅tn-墨z鈥 ]

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

Other words from tetanize

tet鈥瞐鈥i鈥ation (t臅t鈥瞡-沫-z膩sh蓹n) n.
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