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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To induce anesthesia in.

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  • v. To administer anesthesia to.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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  • The same rhetoric … I wonder when people stop believing and start acting … We don't need speeches on hope and pledges - they serve to anesthetize the population, that their problems shall be solved - they should hope for the solutions.

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  • 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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  • Or we anesthetize it with booze or power or forgetfulness.

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