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also an·aes·thet·ic  (ăn′ĭs-thĕt′ĭk)
1. Relating to or resembling anesthesia.
2. Causing anesthesia.
3. Insensitive.
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.


the usual US spelling of anaesthetically
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This suggests that anesthetically effective doses of clonidine do not prevent increase in serum catecholamine in response to modulation of efferent sympathetic nerve traffic.
The states banded together to embrace the challenge, and eventually they winnowed themselves into two pioneering R&D teams (with, alas, anesthetically long names): the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) and the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC).
We, too, condemn lethal injection as a method of execution, not only because it contaminates medicine by apparently employing medicine as punishment, but also because it cosmetizes and contaminates punishment by anesthetically medicalizing it.