Definition of ANESTHETIC

something (as a drug) that relieves pain <the dentist waited until the anesthetic took effect>
Related Words sedative, tranquilizer (also tranquillizer); narcotic, opiate
something that soothes, calms, or induces passivity or a sense of security <he used total immersion in his job as an anesthetic for the empty shell that his marriage had become>

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