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 tetanization (audio) , ˌtet-​nə-​ \ noun

First Known Use of tetanize

1849, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about tetanize

Time Traveler for tetanize

Time Traveler

The first known use of tetanize was in 1849

See more words from the same year

Statistics for tetanize

Cite this Entry

“Tetanize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tetanize. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for tetanize

tet·​a·​nize
variants: also British tetanise \ ˈtet-​ᵊn-​ˌīz How to pronounce tetanise (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 tetanisation (audio) \ noun

Comments on tetanize

What made you want to look up tetanize? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Here Be Dragons: A Creature Identification Quiz

  • monster werewolf photo
  • Which is a synonym of werewolf?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!