If you've been watching the news too much, you may have become anesthetized to all the violence and heartache: numb to it, desensitized to it, paralyzed, unable to feel the proper amount of sadness or outrage because it's all just too much.
With Greek roots that mean "without feeling" or "without sensation," the word "anesthesia" means "a loss of the ability to feel."
We heard "Whenever, Wherever" three times an hour all summer and grew anesthetized to its bubbly joy.
Explain the meaning of "anesthetize" without saying "render numb" or "make emotionless."
Fill in the blanks: "(Some irritating sound, sight, or experience happened). (After a certain point), (someone) felt like an anesthetized lab rat."
Spend 20 seconds or more on the game below. Don’t skip straight to the review—let your working memory empty out first.
1. A near opposite of ANESTHETIZE is
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