anaesthetize /əˈniːsθətʌɪz / anaesthetise, ‹US› anesthetize


I. verb [with obj.]

1. administer an anaesthetic to (a person or animal), especially so as to induce a loss of consciousness.

I was called to Casualty to anaesthetize a patient.
2. deprive of feeling or awareness

the feeling of numb unreality persisted and anaesthetized me.
II. derivatives

anaesthetization /əˌniːsθətʌɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n /

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