- to induce tetanus in (a muscle).
Also especially British, tet·a·nise.
Origin of tetanize
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- (tr) to induce tetanus in (a muscle); affect (a muscle) with tetanic spasms
- To affect with tetanic convulsions; produce or induce tetanus in.
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