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[uh-nes-thi-tahyz] /əˈnɛs θɪˌtaɪz/
verb (used with object), anesthetized, anesthetizing.
to render physically insensible, as by an anesthetic.
Also, anaesthetize; especially British, anesthetise.
Origin of anesthetize
1840-50; < Greek anaísthēt(os) (see anesthetic) + -ize
Related forms
anesthetization, noun
nonanesthetized, adjective Unabridged
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alternative spelling of anaesthetize (q.v.). See ae.

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anesthetize in Medicine

anesthetize a·nes·the·tize (ə-něs'thĭ-tīz')
v. a·nes·the·tized, a·nes·the·tiz·ing, a·nes·the·tiz·es
To induce anesthesia in.

an·es'the·ti·za'tion (-tĭ-zā'shən) n.
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