Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Word Explorer
Children's Dictionary
Help
Help
Help
     

an·es·the·sia [or] an·aes·the·sia

anesthesia [or] anaesthesia

 
 
pronunciation:
ae nihs thi zh
features:
Word Explorer, Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition: loss of consciousness or feeling in the body produced by drugs.
She will be under anesthesia during the operation.
synonyms:
numbness
similar words:
sleep
Word Explorer
See
  drug, sense
Word Parts  About this feature
The word anesthesia contains the following parts:
a-1, an-1 Greek prefix that means not, without
Show wordsHide wordsMore about this word part:
Words prefixed with a-1, an-1 are nouns and adjectives. Some are loanwords from Greek (amorphous, atrophy). Others are English formations, which may attach the prefix to English words of Latin origin (asocial, amoral) or Greek origin (apolitical). The form a-1 is used before bases beginning with a consonant, while an-1 is used before bases beginning with a vowel.
esthes, aesthes, esthet, aesthet Greek root that means feeling, sensation, sense perception