To anesthetize is to put someone to sleep using anesthesia. Anesthesia is a type of medicine that makes people unconscious.

  • The anesthetist gave the patient an anesthetic to make them unconscious.

  • The anesthetist was going to anesthetize the patient before the surgery.

Definition of anesthetize


administer an anesthetic drug to


anaesthetise, anaesthetize, anesthetise, put out, put under

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Example Sentences for anesthetize

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    He was anesthetized by the pill.

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    The doctor anesthetized the patient.

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    The man anesthetized the patient.

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    A local anesthetic is injected into the skin.

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    They did not want to get to be anesthetized.

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    Amylocaine was the first synthetic local anesthetic.

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    The doctor did not know how to anesthetize.

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    To remove personal anecdates is to anesthetize history.

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    Call the vet to anesthetize them and get it done.

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    In addition, the clinic has specialists for anesthetic and radiology.