Tetanize
Tetanize Tet"a*nize, v. t. (Physiol.) To throw, as a muscle, into a state of permanent contraction; to cause tetanus in. See {Tetanus}, n., 2. [1913 Webster]

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  • tetanize — (Amer.) v. cause to contract tetanus; cause tetanic spasms (also tetanise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tetanize — [tet′ n īz΄] vt. tetanized, tetanizing to produce tetanic spasms in (a muscle) …   English World dictionary

  • tetanize — transitive verb ( nized; nizing) Date: 1849 to induce tetanus in < tetanize a muscle > • tetanization noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tetanize — To stimulate a muscle by a rapid series of stimuli so that the individual muscular responses (contractions) are fused into a sustained contraction; to cause tetanus (2) in a muscle. * * * tet·a·nize also Brit tet·a·nise tet ən .īz vt, nized also… …   Medical dictionary

  • tetanize — ˈtetənˌīz transitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary tetan + ize : to induce tetanus in tetanize a muscle …   Useful english dictionary

  • tetanize — tetanization, n. /tet n uyz /, v.t., tetanized, tetanizing. Physiol. to induce tetanus in (a muscle). Also, esp. Brit., tetanise. [1840 50; TETAN(US) + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • tetanize — tet·a·nize …   English syllables

  • tetanize — tet•a•nize [[t]ˈtɛt nˌaɪz[/t]] v. t. nized, niz•ing pat pha to induce tetanic spasms in (a muscle) • Etymology: 1840–50 tet a•ni•za′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

  • tetanized — tetanize (Amer.) v. cause to contract tetanus; cause tetanic spasms (also tetanise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tetanizes — tetanize (Amer.) v. cause to contract tetanus; cause tetanic spasms (also tetanise) …   English contemporary dictionary

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