• (British) IPA: /əˈniːs.θə.taɪz/, /æˈniːs.θə.taɪz/

anesthetize (anesthetizes, present participle anesthetizing; past anesthetized, past participle anesthetized) (American spelling)

  1. (transitive) To administer anesthesia to: to render unfeeling or unconscious through the use of narcotic substances, usually either alcohol or pharmaceutical drugs.
    Just prior to surgery the doctor will anesthetize him and he will sleep for four hours.
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