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anesthetize

an·es·the·tize (an·aes·the·tize)

anesthetize (anaesthetize)

pronunciation:
nes th taIz
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: anaesthetized, anaesthetizes, anaesthetizing, anesthetized, anesthetizes, anesthetizing
definition: to render unable to perceive bodily sensations such as pain, esp. with an anesthetic.
derivations: anaesthetization (n.), anesthetization (n.)
Word Parts
The word anesthetize contains the following parts:
esthes, aesthes, esthet, aesthet Greek root that means feeling, sensation, sense perception
-ize, -ise Greek verb-forming suffix that means to turn into or cause to be
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The suffix -ize , -ise forms transitive verbs from adjectives (civilize ) and nouns (crystallize ). The oldest English verbs ending in -ize were loanwords from Greek (baptize , catechize ).