Definition of anaesthetize verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

anaesthetize

 verb
(British English also -ise)(especially US English anesthetize)verb
BrE BrE//əˈniːsθətaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈniːsθətaɪz//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they anaesthetize
BrE BrE//əˈniːsθətaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈniːsθətaɪz//
 
he / she / it anaesthetizes
BrE BrE//əˈniːsθətaɪzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈniːsθətaɪzɪz//
 
past simple anaesthetized
BrE BrE//əˈniːsθətaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈniːsθətaɪzd//
 
past participle anaesthetized
BrE BrE//əˈniːsθətaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈniːsθətaɪzd//
 
-ing form anaesthetizing
BrE BrE//əˈniːsθətaɪzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈniːsθətaɪzɪŋ//
 
Operations
 
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anaesthetize somebody to make a person unable to feel pain, etc., especially by giving them an anaesthetic before a medical operation The animals were all fully anaesthetized before the tags were inserted. See related entries: Operations