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etherize

[ee-thuh-rahyz] /ˈi θəˌraɪz/
verb (used with object), etherized, etherizing.
1.
Medicine/Medical. to put under the influence of ether; anesthetize.
2.
to render groggy or numb, as if by an anesthetic.
Also, especially British, etherise.
Origin
1740-1750
1740-50; ether + -ize
Related forms
etherization, noun
etherizer, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for etherize

etherize

/ˈiːθəˌraɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) (obsolete) to subject (a person) to the anaesthetic influence of ether fumes; anaesthetize
Derived Forms
etherization, etherisation, noun
etherizer, etheriser, noun
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