Word forms: 3rd person singular present
, present participle anaesthetizing
, past tense , past participle anaesthetized
language note: The spellings anesthetize in American English, and anaesthetise in British English are also used.
If something such as a drug anaesthetizes part or all of your body, it makes you unable to feel anything in that part of your
Alcohol is a potent drug that anaesthetizes the brain.
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