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 / noun