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1anesthetic

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

Definition of ANESTHETIC

1
:  of, relating to, or capable of producing anesthesia
2
:  lacking awareness or sensitivity <was anesthetic to their feelings>
an·es·thet·i·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

First Known Use of ANESTHETIC

1823

Other Medicine Terms

analgesia, angina, diabetes, hepatitis, homeopathy, logorrhea, palliate, pandemic

2anesthetic

noun

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

Full Definition of ANESTHETIC

1
:  a substance that produces anesthesia
2
:  something that brings relief :  palliative

Examples of ANESTHETIC

  1. The doctor gave him the stitches without an anesthetic.
  2. <the dentist waited until the anesthetic took effect>

First Known Use of ANESTHETIC

1845

Related to ANESTHETIC

Other Medicine Terms

analgesia, angina, diabetes, hepatitis, homeopathy, logorrhea, palliate, pandemic

Rhymes with ANESTHETIC

ANESTHETICS Defined for Kids

1anesthetic

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

Definition of ANESTHETIC for Kids

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

2anesthetic

noun

Definition of ANESTHETIC for Kids

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

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