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anaesthesia

noun [U] uk mainly UK ( US usually anesthesia)   /ˌæn.əsˈθiː.zi.ə/ /-ʒə/ us  
a state in which someone does not feel pain, usually because of drugs they have been given specialized medical the quality of being unable to feel heat, cold, pain, touch, etc.
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