anesthetize

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an·es·the·tize / əˈnes[unvoicedth]iˌtīz/ (Brit. an·aes·the·tize) • v. [tr.] administer an anesthetic to. ∎ fig. deprive of feeling or awareness: tragedy of a magnitude that anesthetizes the mind. DERIVATIVES: an·es·the·ti·za·tion / -[unvoicedth]itəˈzāshən/ n.

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