verb (used with object), anesthetized, anesthetizing.
to render physically insensible, as by an anesthetic.
Also, anaesthetize; especially British, anesthetise.

1840–50; < Greek anaísthēt(os) (see anesthetic) + -ize

anesthetization, noun
nonanesthetized, adjective Unabridged
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anaesthetize, anaesthetise or anesthetize (əˈniːsθəˌtaɪz)
(tr) to render insensible to pain by administering an anaesthetic
anaesthetise, anaesthetise or anesthetize
anesthetize, anaesthetise or anesthetize
anaestheti'zation, anaesthetise or anesthetize
anaestheti'sation, anaesthetise or anesthetize
anestheti'zation, anaesthetise or anesthetize

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alt. spelling of anaesthetize (q.v.). See ae.
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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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Example sentences
It doesn't help, it only helps to hypnotize and eventually anesthetize us to
  the horror of it all after a while.
Doctors would anesthetize those about to be executed and harvest their organs
  for reuse.
He would anesthetize the animals and draw their blood, and then set them free.
Substances in its saliva anesthetize the wound, prevent clotting, and dilate
  vessels to increase blood flow.
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