verb (used with object), tetanized, tetanizing. Physiology.
to induce tetanus in (a muscle).
Also, especially British, tetanise.

1840–50; tetan(us) + -ize

tetanization, noun
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tetanize or tetanise (ˈtɛtəˌnaɪz)
(tr) to induce tetanus in (a muscle); affect (a muscle) with tetanic spasms
tetanise or tetanise
tetani'zation or tetanise
tetani'sation or tetanise

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tetanize tet·a·nize (tět'n-īz')
v. tet·a·nized, tet·a·niz·ing, tet·a·niz·es
To affect with tetanic convulsions; produce or induce tetanus in.

tet'a·ni·za'tion (tět'n-ĭ-zā'shən) n.
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