anes·​the·​tized | \ ə-ˈnes-thə-ˌtīzd How to pronounce anesthetized (audio) , British -ˈnēs- \

Definition of anesthetized

: having lost sensation to pain due to the effects of an anesthetic : experiencing anesthesia especially with accompanying loss of consciousness Introduced in Munich a few years ago, focused high-energy shock waves are used to fragment upper-tract calculi. The anesthetized patient is suspended in a water bath that transmits the energy pulses.— Lowell R. King also : having the senses dulled as if by an anesthetic One Christmas, after I wrote a book, I stood autographing copies of it for six hours at a chain store … and felt its peculiar dementia, low and steadily throbbing from fluorescent lights, air conditioners, and electronic systems including synthesized violins playing homogenous hymns to the anesthetized people, and knew that somewhere we had gone wrong. — Garrison Keillor

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1860, in the meaning defined above

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“Anesthetized.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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