Anaesthetic - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌænəsˈθetɪk|  American pronunciation of the word anaesthetic
Brit.  |ˌanɪsˈθɛtɪk|  British pronunciation of the word anaesthetic


- a drug that causes temporary loss of bodily sensations (syn: anesthetic)


- characterized by insensibility (syn: anesthetic)


The operation will have to be done under anaesthetic (=using anaesthetic).

Eye surgery is often performed using a local anaesthetic (=one that only affects a particular area of your body).

You will need to have a general anaesthetic (=one that makes you completely unconscious).

The operation is performed under local anaesthetic, which lessens the chances of infection.

She suffered a collapse under anaesthetic.

She's still a little dopey from the anaesthetic.

The doctor will first determine your fitness to receive the anaesthetic.

The anaesthetic made his whole face go numb.

The operation was carried out while she was under general anaesthetic.

The effects of the anaesthetic were starting to wear off.

Word forms

singular: anaesthetic
plural: anaesthetics
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