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anesthesia

an·es·the·sia [or] an·aes·the·sia

anesthesia [or] anaesthesia

 
 
pronunciation:
ae nihs thi zh
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part of speech: noun
definition: loss of consciousness or feeling in the body produced by drugs.
She will be under anesthesia during the operation.
synonyms:
numbness
similar words:
sleep
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The word anesthesia contains the following parts:
a-1, an-1 Greek prefix that means not, without
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Words prefixed with a-1, an-1 are nouns and adjectives. Some are loanwords from Greek (amorphous , atrophy ). Others are English formations, which may attach the prefix to English words of Latin origin (asocial , amoral ) or Greek origin (apolitical). The form a-1 is used before bases beginning with a consonant, while an-1 is used before bases beginning with a vowel.
esthes, aesthes, esthet, aesthet Greek root that means feeling, sensation, sense perception