Meaning of “epidural” in the English Dictionary

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"epidural" in British English

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epiduralnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌep.ɪˈdʒʊə.rəl/ us /ˌep.əˈdʊr.əl/

an anaesthetic (= a substance that stops you feeling pain) that is put into the nerves in a person's lower back with a special needle:

They gave my wife an epidural when she was giving birth.

(Definition of “epidural” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)