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an·aes·thet·ic

 (ăn′ĭs-thĕt′ĭk)
adv. & n.
Variant of anesthetic.
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anaesthetic

(ˌænɪsˈθɛtɪk) or

anesthetic

n
(Pharmacology) a substance that causes anaesthesia
adj
(Medicine) causing or characterized by anaesthesia
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.anaesthetic - a drug that causes temporary loss of bodily sensationsanaesthetic - 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.anaesthetic - relating to or producing insensibility
2.anaesthetic - characterized by insensibilityanaesthetic - 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"
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anaesthetic

noun
1. painkiller, narcotic, sedative, opiate, anodyne, analgesic, soporific, stupefacient, stupefactive The operation is carried out under general anaesthetic.
adjective
1. pain-killing, dulling, numbing, narcotic, sedative, opiate, deadening, anodyne, analgesic, soporific, sleep-inducing, stupefacient, stupefactive They are rendered unconscious by anaesthetic darts.
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anesthetic

also anaesthetic
adjective
Lacking passion and emotion:
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Translations
مُخَدِّرمُخَدِّر ، بَنْج
anestetikum
bedøvelseanestesi
nukutusaine
anestetik
érzéstelenítõ
svæfingar-/deyfingarlyf
麻酔薬
마취제
anestetikasanestezijaanesteziologasanestezuotiapmarinti
anestezējošs līdzeklis
anestetikum
anestetik
bedövningsmedel
ยาชา
narkoz ilâcıuyuşturucuuyuşturucu ilâç
thuốc gây mê

anaesthetic

anesthetic (US) [ˌænɪsˈθetɪk]
A. Nanestésico m
local/general anaestheticanestesia f local/total
to be under (an) anaestheticestar anestesiado
to give sb an anaesthetic; put sb under (an) anaestheticanestesiar a algn
B. ADJanestésico
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anaesthetic

[ˌænɪsˈθɛtɪk] (British) anesthetic (US)
adjanesthésique
nanesthésique m
under anaesthetic → sous anesthésie local anaesthetic, general anaesthetic
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anaesthetic

, (US) anesthetic
nNarkose f, → Anästhesie f (spec); (= substance)Narkosemittel nt, → Anästhetikum nt (spec); general anaestheticVollnarkose f; local anaestheticörtliche Betäubung, Lokalanästhesie f (spec); the nurse gave him a local anaestheticdie Schwester gab ihm eine Spritze zur örtlichen Betäubung; the patient is still under the anaestheticder Patient ist noch in der Narkose; when he comes out of the anaestheticwenn er aus der Narkose aufwacht
adj effectbetäubend, anästhetisch; anaesthetic drugBetäubungsmittel nt
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anaesthetic

anesthetic (Am) [ˌænɪsˈθɛtɪk]
1. nanestetico
under (the) anaesthetic → sotto anestesia
local/general anaesthetic → anestesia locale/totale
2. adjanestetico/a
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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).
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anaesthetic

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
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References in classic literature ?
"I've been in a dream, and this is the only evening we'll ever have together." The return to reality was as painful as the return to consciousness after taking an anaesthetic. His body and brain ached with indescribable weariness, and he could think of nothing to say or to do that should arrest the mad flight of the moments.
Although he belonged to Dag Daughtry just as much as if the steward possessed a chattel bill of sale of him, his owner did not know that his anaesthetic twist of ravaged nerves tokened the dread disease.
"In this closet," she said, "one could keep a skeleton or anaesthetic or coal "
"He is under the influence of a mild anaesthetic," Doctor Sarson explained.
He breathed in the water deeply, deliberately, after the manner of a man taking an anaesthetic. When he strangled, quite involuntarily his arms and legs clawed the water and drove him up to the surface and into the clear sight of the stars.
In short, weighted by his seventy years, in the vast and silent loneliness of the North, Old Tarwater, as in the delirium of drug or anaesthetic, recovered within himself, the infantile mind of the child-man of the early world.
I never drew the cork till six months afterward, in a lonely camp, where, without anaesthetics, a doctor was compelled to operate on a man.
The smell of anaesthetics somehow reminded him of the library in the house at the corner of St.
I served as assistant while he probed and cleansed the passages made by the bullets, and I saw the two men endure his crude surgery without anaesthetics and with no more to uphold them than a stiff tumbler of whisky.
McCay knew Ella Wheeler Wilcox by heart, and could take Browning without anaesthetics. It is not to be wondered at, therefore, that Archibald's remark about his fiancee coming to live at Cape Pleasant should give him food for thought.
Being able to anaesthetise a patient is essential to allow us to manage many of our cases and there are significant animal welfare implications if an anaesthetic cannot be administered.