anaesthetic

  • 1 Anaesthetic — An [ae]s*thet ic, a. (Med.) (a) Capable of rendering insensible; as, an[ae]sthetic agents. (b) Characterized by, or connected with, insensibility; as, an an[ae]sthetic effect or operation. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Anaesthetic — An [ae]s*thet ic, n. (Med.) That which produces insensibility to pain, as chloroform, ether, etc. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 anaesthetic — (adj.) 1846, insensible, from Gk. anaisthetos insensate, without feeling; senseless, stupid (see ANAESTHESIA (Cf. anaesthesia)). Noun meaning agent that produces anesthesia first used in modern sense 1848 by Scottish doctor James Young Simpson… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 anaesthetic — is spelt ae in BrE and e in AmE …

    Modern English usage

  • 5 anaesthetic — (US anesthetic) ► NOUN ▪ a drug or gas that causes insensitivity to pain. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ inducing or relating to anaesthesia …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 anaesthetic — (BrE) (AmE anesthetic) noun ADJECTIVE ▪ general, local VERB + ANAESTHETIC/ANESTHETIC ▪ administer, give sb, inject ▪ He was given a …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 7 anaesthetic — n. (BE) see anesthetic 1) to administer, give an anaesthetic 2) to have, take an anaesthetic 3) a general; local anaesthetic 4) the anaesthetic wears off 5) under (an) anaesthetic * * * [ˌænɪs θetɪk] give an anaesthetic local anaesthetic …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 8 anaesthetic — an|aes|thet|ic also anesthetic AmE [ˌænısˈθetık] n [U and C] a drug that stops you feeling pain under anaesthetic ▪ The operation will have to be done under anaesthetic (=using anaesthetic) . ▪ Eye surgery is often performed using a local… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 anaesthetic — UK [ˌænəsˈθetɪk] / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms anaesthetic : singular anaesthetic plural anaesthetics a drug or gas that is given to someone before a medical operation to stop them feeling pain. An anaesthetic that affects the… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 anaesthetic — especially BrE anesthetic AmE noun (C, U) a drug that stops you feeling pain: under anaesthetic (=using an anaesthetic) | local anaesthetic/general anaesthetic (=affecting a small part of your body/all of your body): Wisdom teeth are usually… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 anaesthetic — adj. & n. (US anesthetic) n. a substance that produces insensibility to pain etc. adj. producing partial or complete insensibility to pain etc. Phrases and idioms: general anaesthetic an anaesthetic that affects the whole body, usu. with loss of… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 12 anaesthetic — 1. n. an agent that reduces or abolishes sensation, affecting either the whole body (general anaesthetic) or a particular area or region (local anaesthetic). General anaesthetics, used for surgical procedures, depress activity of the central… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 13 anaesthetic — [[t]æ̱nɪsθe̱tɪk[/t]] anaesthetics N MASS: oft under N Anaesthetic is a substance that doctors use to stop you feeling pain during an operation, either in the whole of your body when you are unconscious, or in a part of your body when you are… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 anaesthetic — 1) n. an agent that reduces or abolishes sensation, affecting either the whole body (general anaesthetic) or a particular area or region (local anaesthetic). General anaesthetics, used for surgical procedures, depress activity of the central… …

    The new mediacal dictionary

  • 15 anaesthetic — /ænəsˈθɛtɪk / (say anuhs thetik) noun 1. a substance which induces anaesthesia, especially one injected or applied as a preliminary to a medical procedure. See general anaesthetic, local anaesthetic. –adjective 2. relating to or causing physical… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 16 anaesthetic — anesthetic / anaesthetic [n] sleep inducing or numbing drug analgesic, anodyne, dope*, gas, hypnotic, inhalant, narcotic, opiate, pain killer, shot, soporific, spinal; concept 307 …

    New thesaurus

  • 17 anaesthetic — anestetikas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Skausmą slopinantis (anesteziją sukeliantis) vaistas. atitikmenys: angl. anaesthetic; anesthetic rus. анестетик …

    Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • 18 anaesthetic — chiefly British variant of anesthetic …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19 anaesthetic — a chemical used to reduce a fish s movements or metabolic rate prior to some procedure such as tagging or transport. Chemicals include MS 222 and clove oil and, for fry, novocaine and sodium barbitol …

    Dictionary of ichthyology

  • 20 anaesthetic — an·aes·thet·ic (ăn ĭs thĕtʹĭk) adv. & n. Variant of anesthetic. * * * …

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