Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To induce anesthesia in.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To bring under the influence of an anesthetic agent, as chloroform, a freezing-mixture, etc.; render insensible, especially to pain. Also spelled anesthetise and anæsthetise.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • verb to cause to become unconscious by administration of an anaesthetic agent.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To administer anesthesia to.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb administer an anesthetic drug to

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Examples

  • She used to be a size 6 or 8 and now she's a size 2, no longer using food to "anesthetize" herself.

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  • The next step takes you farther into the wine, the love that will anesthetize the influence of trickster mind.

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  • Showering in mostly cold water to anesthetize his senses, Stefàn, nevertheless, felt a rising warmth just by thinking of her.

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  • We mentally anesthetize to keep from letting anger consume us entirely.

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  • Showering in mostly cold water to anesthetize his senses, Stefàn, nevertheless, felt a rising warmth just by thinking of her.

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  • Unlike most talented economists who love to anesthetize the reader with complicated formulas based on obscure logic and theories, Professors Navarro and Autry specifically illuminate how the Chinese bureaucracy systematically targets industries supporting middle class wages in America for conquest and transfer to China.

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  • And people looking to anesthetize themselves are experts at finding accomplices to orchestrate a conspiracy of denial.

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  • We mentally anesthetize to keep from letting anger consume us entirely.

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  • As her friend, British actor Russell Brand, observed in a tribute on his website: "The priority of any addict is to anesthetize the pain of living to ease the passage of the day with some purchased relief."

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  • Unlike most talented economists who love to anesthetize the reader with complicated formulas based on obscure logic and theories, Professors Navarro and Autry specifically illuminate how the Chinese bureaucracy systematically targets industries supporting middle class wages in America for conquest and transfer to China.

    Chriss Street: Book Review: Death by China: Confronting the Dragon

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