etherize [ē′thər īz΄]
etherized, etherizing
to anesthetize (a patient) with ether fumes

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  • Etherize — E ther*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Etherized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Etherizing}.] [Cf. F. [ e]th[ e]riser.] 1. To convert into ether. [1913 Webster] 2. To render insensible by means of ether, as by inhalation; as, to etherize a patient. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • etherize — (Amer.) v. make unconscious with ether, anesthetize (also etherise) e·ther·ize || iːθɪrɪəlaɪz /iːθɪər …   English contemporary dictionary

  • etherize — transitive verb ( ized; izing) Date: 1847 1. to treat or anesthetize with ether 2. to make numb as if by anesthetizing • etherization noun • etherizer noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • etherize — etherization, n. etherizer, n. /ee theuh ruyz /, v.t., etherized, etherizing. 1. Med. to put under the influence of ether; anesthetize. 2. to render groggy or numb, as if by an anesthetic. Also, esp. Brit., etherise. [1740 50; ETHER + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • etherize — ether·ize or Brit ether·ise ē thə .rīz vt, ized or Brit ised; iz·ing or Brit is·ing to treat or anesthetize with ether ether·iza·tion or Brit ether·isa·tion .ē thə rə zā shən n * * * ether·ize (eґthər īz) to put under the anesthetic… …   Medical dictionary

  • etherize — Synonyms and related words: KO, aerate, aerify, anesthetize, atomize, bedaze, benumb, besot, blunt, carbonate, chlorinate, chloroform, coldcock, deaden, desensitize, distill, dope, drug, dull, emit, etherify, evaporate, exhale, fluidize,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • etherize — or etherise verb historical anaesthetize with ether. Derivatives etherization noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • etherize — ether·ize …   English syllables

  • etherize — e•ther•ize [[t]ˈi θəˌraɪz[/t]] v. t. ized, iz•ing 1) pha to anesthetize with vaporized ether 2) to render groggy or numb e ther•i•za′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

  • etherize — (also ise) hist. treat or anaesthetize with ether. Derivatives: etherization n …   Useful english dictionary

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