anesthetizer

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

anesthetize +‎ -er

NounEdit

anesthetizer (plural anesthetizers)

  1. (dated) A person that administers anesthesia
    • 1913, Grace S. Richmond, Mrs. Red Pepper[1]:
      Buller's the best anesthetizer in the state and a splendid fellow besides.
  2. A device with an anesthetic effect
    • 1991 May 17, Anthony Adler, “Tabloid Truth”, Chicago Reader:
      Aunt Ruth has an "electronic anesthetizer" that controls her chronic back pain but also activates the garage door.
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