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Synonyms and Antonyms of anesthetic

  1. 1 something (as a drug) that relieves pain <the dentist waited until the anesthetic took effect> Synonyms analgesic, painkiller, anodyneRelated Words sedative, tranquilizer (also tranquillizer); narcotic, opiate

  2. 2 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> Synonyms opiate, anodyne, narcoticRelated Words security blanket; pacifier, palliative; hypnotic, sedative, soporific, tranquilizer (also tranquillizer)

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