anaesthesia, anaesthesiologist, anaesthesiology, anaesthetic, anaesthetise, anaesthetist

an·​aes·​the·​sia, an·​aes·​the·​si·​ol·​o·​gist, an·​aes·​the·​si·​ol·​o·​gy, an·​aes·​thet·​ic, anaes·​the·​tise, anaes·​the·​tist

Definition of anaesthesia

chiefly British spellings of , anesthesiologist , anesthesiology , anesthetic , anesthetize , anesthetist

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