Definition of anesthetize verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

anesthetize

 verb
verb
NAmE//əˈnɛsθəˌtaɪz//
 
anesthetize somebodyVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they anesthetize he / she / it anesthetizes past simple anesthetized -ing form anesthetizing
 
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to make a person unable to feel pain, etc., especially by giving them an anesthetic before a medical operation
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