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anesthetic

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adjective an·es·thet·ic \ˌa-nəs-ˈthe-tik\

Definition of anesthetic

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or capable of producing anesthesia

  2. 2 :  lacking awareness or sensitivity <was anesthetic to their feelings>

anesthetically

play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


1823

First Known Use of anesthetic

1823


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anesthetic

noun an·es·thet·ic

Simple Definition of anesthetic

  • medical : a drug that causes a person to lose feeling and to feel no pain in part or all of the body

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of anesthetic

  1. 1 :  a substance that produces anesthesia

  2. 2 :  something that brings relief :  palliative

Examples of anesthetic in a sentence

  1. The doctor gave him the stitches without an anesthetic.

  2. <the dentist waited until the anesthetic took effect>



1845

First Known Use of anesthetic

1845



ANESTHETIC Defined for Kids

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anesthetic

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adjective an·es·thet·ic \ˌa-nəs-ˈthe-tik\

Definition of anesthetic for Students

  1. :  of, relating to, or capable of producing loss of feeling in all or part of the body <an anesthetic cream>




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anesthetic

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noun an·es·thet·ic

Definition of anesthetic for Students

  1. :  something that produces loss of feeling in all or part of the body




Medical Dictionary

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anesthetic

adjective an·es·thet·ic

Medical Definition of anesthetic

  1. 1:  capable of producing anesthesia <anesthetic agents>

  2. 2:  of, relating to, or caused by anesthesia <an anesthetic effect> <anesthetic symptoms>

anesthetically

or chiefly British

anaesthetically

\-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb


Variants of anesthetic

or chiefly British

anaesthetic

\ˌan-əs-ˈthet-ik\play

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anesthetic

noun an·es·thet·ic

Medical Definition of anesthetic

  1. :  a substance that produces anesthesia



Variants of anesthetic

or chiefly British

anaesthetic



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