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anesthetic

an·es·thet·ic (an·aes·thet·ic)

anesthetic (anaesthetic)

 
pronunciation:
ae nihs the tihk
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition: a drug that causes anesthesia in the whole body or in a localized area.
Novocaine is a well-known anesthetic.Some dental procedures can be carried out without an anesthetic.The doctor administered a heavy dose of anesthetic before proceeding.
synonyms:
narcotic, opiate, painkiller
antonyms:
stimulant
similar words:
analgesic, anodyne, dope, downer, drug, ether, nepenthe, sedative, soporific, tranquilizer
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part of speech: adjective
definition: of, relating to, or able to produce anesthesia.
Opium has strong anesthetic properties.
synonyms:
narcotic, opiate
similar words:
analgesic, anodyne, hypnotic, palliative, sedative, soporific
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