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  1. an·es·the·tize
    IPA[əˈnesTHəˌtīz]
  2. verb

    • 1. administer an anesthetic to (a person or animal), especially so as to induce a loss of consciousness.

    • 2. deprive of feeling or awareness:

      tragedy of a magnitude that anesthetizes the mind
  3. Variation

    • v.: verb: anaesthetize, 3rd person present: anaesthetizes, gerund or present participle: anaesthetizing, past tense: anaesthetized, past participle: anaesthetized

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