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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>

an·es·thet·i·cal·lyplay \-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

Full Definition of anesthetic

  1. 1 :  a substance that produces anesthesia

  2. 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>



1845

First Known Use of anesthetic

1845




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