anesthetic


anesthetic
noun
a drug that causes temporary loss of bodily sensations
Derivationally related forms: ↑anaesthetic (for: ↑anaesthetic), ↑anaesthetize (for: ↑anaesthetic), ↑anaesthetise (for: ↑anaesthetic), ↑anesthetize, ↑anesthetise
Hypernyms: ↑drug
Hyponyms:
adjective
1. relating to or producing insensibility
Syn: ↑anaesthetic
Pertains to noun: ↑anesthesia, ↑anaesthesia (for: ↑anaesthetic)
Derivationally related forms: ↑anaesthetize (for: ↑anaesthetic)
2. characterized by insensibility
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the young girls are in a state of possession—blind and deaf and anesthetic

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an anesthetic state

Syn: ↑anaesthetic
Similar to: ↑insensible
Derivationally related forms: ↑anaesthetic (for: ↑anaesthetic), ↑anaesthesia (for: ↑anaesthetic), ↑anesthesia

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anesthetic
variant of anæsthetic.

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