novocaine

noun
no·​vo·​caine | \ ˈnō-və-ˌkān How to pronounce novocaine (audio) \

Definition of novocaine

: procaine in the form of its hydrochloride broadly : a local anesthetic

Examples of novocaine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Will Kramer’s novocaine from dental surgery ever wear off? Larry Fitzmaurice, Vulture, 1 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of novocaine

1905, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for novocaine

borrowed from German Novocain, originally a trade name, from Latin novus new entry 1 + German -o- -o- + -cain (in Cocain cocaine)

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“Novocaine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/novocaine. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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novocaine

noun
no·​vo·​caine | \ -ˌkān How to pronounce novocaine (audio) \

Medical Definition of novocaine

: procaine in the form of its hydrochloride broadly : a local anesthetic

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