anesthetize

[uh-nes-thi-tahyz]
verb (used with object), anesthetized, anesthetizing.
to render physically insensible, as by an anesthetic.
Also, anaesthetize; especially British, anesthetise.


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

anesthetization, noun
nonanesthetized, adjective
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anesthetize
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
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.
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