from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. Variant of anesthetic.

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  • adj. Of, relating to, or causing anaesthesia.
  • n. A substance that causes reversible loss of sensation or loss of consciousness; used to perform surgery without pain.


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  • But just before the anaesthetic is administered, her doctor leans over her - out of earshot of the operating theatre staff.

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  • From the twisted fingers, which was the anaesthetic form, produced by nerve-disintegration, to the corrugated lion forehead (again anaesthetic), his eyes flashed to the swelling under the right arm-pit and his brain diagnosed it as the tubercular form.

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  • The prosecutor said while working for Jackson, the doctor was shipped more than four gallons of the anaesthetic, which is normally given in hospital settings.

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  • I do not know about neutering, I should think the anaesthetic is a bit dangerous, but you would have to talk to the vet.

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  • His fear had become a kind of anaesthetic and he smashed at anything with his fists and feet.



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