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an·es·the·tize (an·aes·the·tize)

anesthetize (anaesthetize)

 
pronunciation:
nes th taIz
features:
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: anesthetizes, anaesthetizes, anesthetizing, anaesthetizing, anesthetized, anaesthetized
definition: to render unable to perceive bodily sensations such as pain, esp. with an anesthetic.
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derivations: anaesthetization (n.), anesthetization (n.)
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