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tetanize

[tet-n-ahyz] /ˈtɛt nˌaɪz/
verb (used with object), tetanized, tetanizing. Physiology
1.
to induce tetanus in (a muscle).
Also, especially British, tetanise.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; tetan(us) + -ize
Related forms
tetanization, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for tetanize

tetanize

/ˈtɛtəˌnaɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to induce tetanus in (a muscle); affect (a muscle) with tetanic spasms
Derived Forms
tetanization, tetanisation, noun
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tetanize in Medicine

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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