etherize

etherize

[ee-thuh-rahyz]
verb (used with object), etherized, etherizing.
1.
Medicine/Medical. to put under the influence of ether; anesthetize.
2.
to render groggy or numb, as if by an anesthetic.
Also, especially British, etherise.


Origin:
1740–50; ether + -ize

etherization, noun
etherizer, noun
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etherize or etherise (ˈiːθəˌraɪz)
 
vb
obsolete (tr) to subject (a person) to the anaesthetic influence of ether fumes; anaesthetize
 
etherise or etherise
 
vb
 
etheri'zation or etherise
 
n
 
etheri'sation or etherise
 
n
 
'etherizer or etherise
 
n
 
'etheriser or etherise
 
n

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