[ US /ˌænəsˈθɛtɪk/ ]
[ UK /ˌænəsθˈɛtɪk/ ]
  1. characterized by insensibility
    the young girls are in a state of possession--blind and deaf and anesthetic
    an anesthetic state
  2. relating to or producing insensibility
  1. a drug that causes temporary loss of bodily sensations
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How To Use anaesthetic In A Sentence

  • The operation is a surgical procedure performed using general anaesthetic and, like all surgery, carries a degree of risk.
  • But the research wasn't all a giggle: nitrous oxide was also found to be a useful anaesthetic. Times, Sunday Times
  • On one occasion, in hospital after an operation, Pegg awoke from his anaesthetically induced coma an hour too early, confounding doctors until it was realised he must have overheard a fellow patient on the ward watching The Guardian World News
  • It is usually performed as a day operation under local anaesthetic and normally takes 30 minutes or less. Times, Sunday Times
  • We have all soaked up enough of music's answer to general anaesthetic to have lobotomies performed quite painlessly.
  • Local anaesthetics, for example benzocaine and lignocaine are used in both lozenges and throat sprays.
  • He performs the surgery under general anaesthetic. Times, Sunday Times
  • Creams that contain camomile lotion, steroid cream, or anaesthetic can soothe the pain of a bite, as can an antihistamine tablet.
  • She was in and out of hospital - operations, general anaesthetics. Times, Sunday Times
  • A jury heard that, if given at all, the powerful anaesthetic should have been injected into the space in the spinal cord. The Sun
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