anesthetize

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verb anes·the·tize \-thə-ˌtīz\

Definition of anesthetize

anesthetized

;

anesthetizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to subject to anesthesia

Examples of anesthetize in a Sentence

  1. The doctor anesthetized the patient by an intravenous injection.

  2. She was anesthetized before the operation.

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1848

First Known Use of anesthetize

1848


ANESTHETIZE Defined for English Language Learners

anesthetize

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verb

Definition of anesthetize for English Language Learners

  • medical : to give drugs to (a patient) so that no pain can be felt : to give an anesthetic to (a patient)


Medical Dictionary

anesthetize

transitive verb anes·the·tize
variants: or chiefly British

anaesthetize

also

anaesthetise

\-thə-ˌtīz\play

Medical Definition of anesthetize

anesthetized

or chiefly British

anesthetized

also

anesthetised

;

anesthetizing

or chiefly British

anesthetizing

also

anesthetising

  1. :  to subject to anesthesia

anesthetization

or chiefly British

anaesthetization

also

anaesthetisation

\ə-ˌnes-thət-ə-ˈzā-shən, British -ˌnēs-\play noun


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