Etymology
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anesthetize (v.)
"bring under the influence of an anesthetic," 1848, from Latinized form of Greek anaisthetos "insensate, without feeling" (see anesthesia) + -ize. Related: Anesthetized; anesthetizing; anesthetization.
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anaesthetize (v.)
alternative spelling of anesthetize (q.v.); also see æ (1). Related: Anaesthetized; anaesthetizing.
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