Etymology
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anesthetize (v.)

"bring under the influence of an anesthetic," 1848, from Latinized form of Greek anaisthētos "insensate, without feeling" (see anesthesia) + -ize. Related: Anesthetized; anesthetizing; anesthetization.

updated on September 21, 2022

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Definitions of anesthetize from WordNet

anesthetize (v.)
administer an anesthetic drug to;
The patient must be anesthetized before the operation
anesthetize the gum before extracting the teeth
Synonyms: anaesthetize / anesthetise / anaesthetise / put under / put out
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