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anaesthetize

[uh-nes-thi-tahyz or, esp. British, uh-nees-] /əˈnɛs θɪˌtaɪz or, esp. British, əˈnis-/
verb (used with object), anaesthetized, anaesthetizing.
Also, especially British, anaesthetise.
Related forms
anaesthetization, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for anaesthetise

anaesthetize

/əˈniːsθəˌtaɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to render insensible to pain by administering an anaesthetic
Derived Forms
anaesthetization, anaesthetisation, (US) anesthetization, noun
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Word Origin and History for anaesthetise

anaesthetize

v.

1848, from Greek anaisthetos (see anaesthesia) + -ize. Related: Anaesthetized; anaesthetizing.

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