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anesthetics

noun
plural of anesthetic

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1 something (as a drug) that relieves pain
  • the dentist waited until the anesthetic took effect

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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

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“Anesthetics.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/anesthetics. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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