To produce loss of sensation.

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anes·the·tize or chiefly Brit anaes·the·tize also anaes·the·tise -thə-.tīz vt, -tized or chiefly Brit -tized also -tised; -tiz·ing or chiefly Brit -tiz·ing also -tis·ing to subject to anesthesia
anes·the·ti·za·tion or chiefly Brit anaes·the·ti·za·tion also anaes·the·ti·sa·tion ə-.nes-thət-ə-'zā-shən,Brit -.nēs- n

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anes·the·tize (ə-nesґthə-tīz) to put under the influence of anesthetics.

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