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etherize

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verb ether·ize \ˈē-thə-ˌrīz\

Definition of etherize

etherized

etherizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to treat or anesthetize with ether

  3. 2 :  to make numb as if by anesthetizing

etherization

play \ˌē-thə-rə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

etherizer

noun


1847

First Known Use of etherize

1847


Medical Dictionary

etherize

transitive verb ether·ize

Medical Definition of etherize

etherized

or British

etherised

;

etherizing

or British

etherising

  1. :  to treat or anesthetize with ether

etherization

or British

etherisation

\ˌē-thə-rə-ˈzā-shən\play noun


Variants of etherize

or British

etherise

\ˈē-thə-ˌrīz\play

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