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ether +‎ -ize. Compare French éthériser.


etherize (third-person singular simple present etherizes, present participle etherizing, simple past and past participle etherized)

  1. To convert into ether.
  2. To render insensible by means of ether, as by inhalation.
    to etherize a patient

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for etherize in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)