Etymology
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anaesthetic (adj.)

alternative spelling of anesthetic (q.v.). See æ (1).

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Definitions of anaesthetic
1
anaesthetic (adj.)
characterized by insensibility;
Synonyms: anesthetic
anaesthetic (adj.)
relating to or producing insensibility;
Synonyms: anesthetic
2
anaesthetic (n.)
a drug that causes temporary loss of bodily sensations;
Synonyms: anesthetic / anesthetic agent / anaesthetic agent
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