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anesthesia

noun [U]  /ˌæn·əsˈθi·ʒə/ us  
the condition of not feeling pain, esp. by use of special drugs: The procedure is performed under general anesthesia.
anesthetize
verb [T]  /əˈnes·θəˌtɑɪz/ us  
The vet anesthetized my dog to take x-rays.
(Definition of anesthesia from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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