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an·es·thet·ic

also an·aes·thet·ic  (ăn′ĭs-thĕt′ĭk)
adj.
1. Relating to or resembling anesthesia.
2. Causing anesthesia.
3. Insensitive.
n.
1. An agent that causes loss of sensation with or without the loss of consciousness.
2. Something likened to this in effect: For some people watching television is an anesthetic for the mind.

[From Greek anaisthētos, without feeling : an-, without; see a-1 + aisthētos, perceptible (from aisthanesthai, to feel; see anesthesia).]

an′es·thet′i·cal·ly adv.

anesthetic

(ˌænɪsˈθɛtɪk)
n, adj
(Medicine) the usual US spelling of anaesthetic

an•es•thet•ic

(ˌæn əsˈθɛt ɪk)

n.
1. a substance that produces anesthesia, as halothane, procaine, or ether.
adj.
2. pertaining to or causing physical insensibility.
3. physically insensitive: an anesthetic state.
[1840–50, Amer.]
an`es•thet′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.anesthetic - a drug that causes temporary loss of bodily sensationsanesthetic - a drug that causes temporary loss of bodily sensations
drug - a substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic
general anaesthetic, general anesthetic - an anesthetic that anesthetizes the entire body and causes loss of consciousness
intravenous anesthetic - an anesthetic that produces anesthesia when injected into the circulatory system
local anaesthetic, local anesthetic, topical anaesthetic, topical anesthetic, local - anesthetic that numbs a particular area of the body
spinal anaesthetic, spinal anesthetic - an anesthetic that is injected into the spine
Adj.1.anesthetic - relating to or producing insensibility
2.anesthetic - characterized by insensibilityanesthetic - characterized by insensibility; "the young girls are in a state of possession--blind and deaf and anesthetic"; "an anesthetic state"
insensible - incapable of physical sensation; "insensible to pain"; "insensible earth"

anesthetic

also anaesthetic
adjective
Lacking passion and emotion:
Translations
anestetikum
bedøvelse
nukutusaine
anestetik
麻酔薬
마취제
bedövningsmedel
ยาชา
thuốc gây mê

anaesthetic

(American) anesthetic (anəsˈθetik) noun
a substance, used in surgery etc, that causes lack of feeling in a part of the body or unconsciousness.
ˌanaesˈthesia (-ˈθiːziə) , ((American) -ʒə) noun
loss of consciousness or of feeling caused by an anaesthetic.
anaesthetist (əˈniːsθətist) , ((American) əˈnes-) noun
the doctor responsible for giving an anaesthetic to the patient during a surgical operation.
anaesthetize, anaesthetise (əˈniːsθətaiz) , ((American) əˈnes-) verb
to make (someone) unable to feel pain etc (by giving an anaesthetic to).

anesthetic

مُخَدِّر anestetikum bedøvelse Narkose αναισθητικό anestésico nukutusaine anesthésie anestetik anestetico 麻酔薬 마취제 verdovingsmiddel bedøvelsesmiddel środek znieczulający anestesia, anestésico обезболивающее средство bedövningsmedel ยาชา uyuşturucu thuốc gây mê 麻醉剂

an·es·thet·ic

n. anestésico.

anesthetic

adj & n anestésico; general — anestésico general; local — anestésico local
References in classic literature ?
But then it was brilliantly new and surprising; it seemed to be the last word that could be said for the truth in fiction; and it had a spell that held us like an anesthetic above the ache of parting, and the anxiety for the years that must pass, with all their redoubled chances, before our home circle could be made whole again.
No anesthetic had been administered and the shrieks and groans of the tortured man were terrible to hear.
By bedtime, with the assistance of Scotch whiskey, he was full--not violently nor uproariously full, nor stupefied, but merely well under the influence of a pleasant and mild anesthetic.
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The purpose of this study was to find out if by decreasing the volume of anesthetic solution with same vasoconstrictor accompanied by extended waiting time before initiating dental treatment would be clinically effective to achieve successful anesthesia in routine dental work.
Hence tips and tricks to minimize the local anesthetic injection pain have great potential to create ease and comfort for the physicians and the patients alike.
10) For non-local anesthetic overdoses, successful Intralipid rescue has been described most often in cases of antidepressant and calcium channel blocker overdoses.
In general, crabs may be anesthetized by exposure to the gaseous anesthetic agent, by immersion in a solution or by injection.
A study reveals how the dentist could give you anesthetic using a tiny electric current instead of a needle.
A study published in Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces reveals how the dentist could give you anesthetic using a tiny electric current instead of a needle.
Subjects' self reported pain response was recorded on Heft Parker Visual Analogue Scale after local anesthetic administration during access cavity preparation and pulp extirpation.
Your patients will applaud you enthusiastically when they're back home for your having used a long-acting anesthetic," said Dr.