tetanize

verb tet·a·nize \ ˈte-tə-ˌnīz \

Definition of tetanize

tetanized; tetanizing
: to induce tetanus in
  • tetanize a muscle

tetanization

play \ˌte-tə-nə-ˈzā-shən, ˌtet-nə-\ noun

First Known Use of tetanize

1849

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tetanize

transitive verb tet·a·nize
variants: also British tetanise play \ˈtet-ᵊn-ˌīz\

medical Definition of tetanize

tetanized also British tetanised; tetanizing also British tetanising
: to induce tetanus in
  • tetanize a muscle

tetanization

also British tetanisation play \ˌtet-ᵊn-ə-ˈzā-shən, ˌtet-nə-\ noun

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