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anesthesia

an·es·the·sia (an·aes·the·sia)

anesthesia (anaesthesia)

 
 
pronunciation:
ae nihs thi zh
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: complete or partial inability to perceive bodily sensation such as pain.
synonyms:
insensibility, insentience, numbness
similar words:
analgesia, sedation
definition 2: unconsciousness or bodily insensibility induced by drugs.
synonyms:
numbness, oblivion, sedation
similar words:
sleep, sopor, stupor, torpor
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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