un·​anes·​the·​tized ˌən-ə-ˈnes-thə-ˌtīzd How to pronounce unanesthetized (audio)
 British  -ˈnēs-
: not treated with an anesthetic : not anesthetized
unanesthetized patients
: performed without anesthesia
an unanesthetized amputation

Examples of unanesthetized in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web IUDs have to be implanted by doctors, in sometimes painful (and usually unanesthetized) procedures. Maria Aspan, Fortune, 5 Apr. 2023 Although Sims is often seen as the father of modern gynecology for his innovation, that innovation stands on the shoulders of eleven enslaved women who underwent non-consensual and unanesthetized procedures for his research. Heather Gann | Hgann@al.com, al, 15 Dec. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1861, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of unanesthetized was in 1861

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“Unanesthetized.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unanesthetized. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition


variants or chiefly British unanaesthetized also unanaesthetised
: not having been subjected to an anesthetic
an unanesthetized patient
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