Meaning of “anesthetic” in the English Dictionary

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anestheticnoun [ C ]

us /ˌæn·əsˈθet̬·ɪk/

a drug that makes the body unable to feel pain:

With a local anesthetic, a patient is awake during surgery.

(Definition of “anesthetic” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)