anesthetic

4 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Anaesthetic \An'[ae]s*thet"ic\, Anesthetic \An'es*thet"ic\ ([a^]n'[e^]s*th[e^]t"[i^]k), adjective (Med.) (a) Capable of causing anesthesia; as, an[ae]sthetic agents. (b) Characterized by, or connected with, anesthesia; as, an an[ae]sthetic effect or operation. [1913 Webster + AS] anesthetic

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

anaesthetic \an'[ae]s*thet"ic\, anesthetic \an'es*thet"ic\--AS, n. (Med.) A substance which produces anesthesia, as chloroform, ether, etc. [1913 Webster + AS]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Anesthesia \An'es*the"si*a\, noun, Anesthetic \An'es*thet"ic\, adjective Same as {An[ae]sthesia}, {An[ae]sthetic}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

anesthetic

adjective

1: relating to or producing insensibility [syn: {anaesthetic}, {anesthetic}]

2: characterized by insensibility; "the young girls are in a state of possession--blind and deaf and anesthetic"; "an anesthetic state" [syn: {anesthetic(a)}, {anaesthetic(a)}]

noun

1: a drug that causes temporary loss of bodily sensations [syn: {anesthetic}, {anaesthetic}, {anesthetic agent}, {anaesthetic agent}]


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