overanesthetize

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Etymology[edit]

over- +‎ anesthetize

Verb[edit]

overanesthetize (third-person singular simple present overanesthetizes, present participle overanesthetizing, simple past and past participle overanesthetized)

  1. (transitive) To give too much anesthetic to.
    • 2009 March 21, William Grimes, “Lionel Ziprin, Mystic of the Lower East Side, Dies at 84”, in New York Times[1]:
      While undergoing a tonsillectomy, young Lionel — called Leibel or Leibele by his family — was badly overanesthetized.