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anesthetize

[uh-nes-thi-tahyz] /əˈnɛs θɪˌtaɪz/
verb (used with object), anesthetized, anesthetizing.
1.
to render physically insensible, as by an anesthetic.
Also, anaesthetize; especially British, anesthetise.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; < Greek anaísthēt(os) (see anesthetic) + -ize
Related forms
anesthetization, noun
nonanesthetized, adjective
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  • The monkeys are anesthetized during these surgeries.
  • They anesthetized her to remove a piece of her scalp and skull and fold back a protective membrane underneath.
  • Brain activity was also measured as the anesthetized cats observed several random sequences of visual stimuli.
  • They made little cuts on the side of the knee with the patient, of course, partially anesthetized.
  • He placed the cuff on the sciatic nerves of anesthetized mice and triggered millisecond pulses of light.
  • To confirm this they anesthetized his skin in specific areas, and administered adrenaline again.
  • To arrive at the findings, four leopard geckos first were anesthetized so four small electrodes could be inserted in their tails.
  • He went back to the lab immediately afterward and made plans to study images of anesthetized people's brains.
  • Then the chimp was anesthetized and its forehead marked with paint.
  • He then anesthetized six mice and injected the pulverized bacteria directly into their windpipes.
Word Origin and History for anesthetized

anesthetize

v.

alternative spelling of anaesthetize (q.v.). See ae.

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anesthetized 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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