- anesthetic (Brit. anaesthetic) ► NOUN ▪ a drug or gas that causes insensitivity to pain.► ADJECTIVE ▪ inducing or relating to anaesthesia.
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anesthetic — adj insensitive, *insensible, impassible Analogous words: *dull, obtuse: *impassive, apathetic, stolid: impervious, impermeable, impenetrable, *impassable Antonyms: alive Contrasted words: *aware … New Dictionary of Synonyms
anesthetic — ☆ anesthetic [an΄es thet′ik, an΄isthet′ik ] adj. [< Gr anaisthētos + IC] 1. relating to, with, or characterized by anesthesia 2. producing anesthesia n. a drug, gas, etc. used to produce anesthesia, as before surgery anesthetic to incapable of … English World dictionary
anesthetic — index drug, narcotic (adjective), narcotic (noun) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
anesthetic — (adj.) alternative spelling of ANAESTHETIC (Cf. anaesthetic) (q.v.). See AE (Cf. ae) … Etymology dictionary
anesthetic — / anaesthetic [n] sleep inducing or numbing drug analgesic, anodyne, dope*, gas, hypnotic, inhalant, narcotic, opiate, pain killer, shot, soporific, spinal; concept 307 … New thesaurus
anesthetic — I noun a drug that causes temporary loss of bodily sensations • Syn: ↑anaesthetic, ↑anesthetic agent, ↑anaesthetic agent • Derivationally related forms: ↑anaesthetic (for: ↑anaesthe … Useful english dictionary
anesthetic — anesthetically, adv. /an euhs thet ik/, n. 1. a substance that produces anesthesia, as halothane, procaine, or ether. adj. 2. pertaining to or causing physical insensibility: an anesthetic gas. 3. physically insensitive: Halothane is used to… … Universalium
Anesthetic — A substance that causes lack of feeling or awareness. A local anesthetic causes loss of feeling in a part of the body. A general anesthetic puts the person to sleep. * * * 1. A compound that reversibly depresses neuronal function, producing loss… … Medical dictionary
anesthetic — n. 1) to administer, give an anesthetic 2) to have, take an anesthetic 3) a general; local anesthetic 4) the anesthetic wears off 5) under (an) anesthetic … Combinatory dictionary
anesthetic — 1. adjective /ˌænəsˈθɛtɪk/ Causing the reduction of pain sensitivity. 2. noun /ˌænəsˈθɛtɪk/ A substance administered to reduce the perception of pain or to induce numbness. An anesthetic may or may not render the recipient unconscious, depending… … Wiktionary