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an·es·thet·ic [or] an·aes·thet·ic

anesthetic [or] anaesthetic

 
pronunciation:
ae nihs the tihk
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part of speech: noun
definition: a drug that causes numbness in the body or loss of consciousness.
The dentist gave her an anesthetic before pulling her tooth.
synonyms:
narcotic
similar words:
dope, drug, ether
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The word anesthetic contains the following part:
esthes, aesthes, esthet, aesthet Greek root that means feeling, sensation, sense perception