anesthetize


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Many ways to anesthetize them, to make them keep quiet, ask nothing, question nothing.
Take the latest bill to come down the pike, a proposal to anesthetize fetuses before they are aborted.
BUT WHAT MAKES THE MATRIX SO PARTICULARLY INTERESTING is that it raises the specter of machines that subjugate us by putting us to sleep--of TVs, VCRs, DVDs, and video games that anesthetize us to the real drama of life by feeding us a steady diet of infotainment pablum.
The fact that the odds are dire should spur us into creative action, not anesthetize us into further passivity.
Leech saliva contains compounds that anesthetize wounds, increase blood flow, and prevent clotting.
My obsession with running helped to anesthetize my mood."