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Related to anesthetically: aesthetically
an·es·thet·icalso an·aes·thet·ic (ăn′ĭs-thĕt′ĭk)
1. Relating to or resembling anesthesia.
2. Causing anesthesia.
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).]
the usual US spelling of anaesthetically