tetanize

verb
tet·​a·​nize | \ ˈte-tə-ˌnīz How to pronounce tetanize (audio) \
tetanized; tetanizing

Definition of tetanize

transitive verb

: to induce tetanus in tetanize a muscle

Other Words from tetanize

tetanization \ ˌte-​tə-​nə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce tetanize (audio) , ˌtet-​nə-​ \ noun

First Known Use of tetanize

1849, in the meaning defined above

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“Tetanize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tetanize. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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tetanize

transitive verb
tet·​a·​nize
variants: also British tetanise \ ˈtet-​ᵊn-​ˌīz How to pronounce tetanize (audio) \
tetanized also British tetanised; tetanizing also British tetanising

Medical Definition of tetanize

: to induce tetanus in tetanize a muscle

Other Words from tetanize

tetanization also British tetanisation \ ˌtet-​ᵊn-​ə-​ˈzā-​shən, ˌtet-​nə-​ How to pronounce tetanize (audio) \ noun

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