Definition of general anesthetic
: a drug that makes one unconscious and unable to feel pain
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: involving, applicable to, or affecting the whole
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: not confined by specialization or careful limitation
: something (as a concept, principle, or statement) that involves or is applicable to the whole
: superior general
: the general public : people
Medical Definition of general anesthetic
: an anesthetic used to produce general anesthesia <These drugs may appear to induce a deep sleep, but the state produced by most modern general anesthetics is more of a pharmacological coma.—Beverley A. Orser, Scientfic American, June 2007>
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