epidural Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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epiduralnoun [C]

uk   /ˌep.ɪˈdjʊə.rəl/  us   /-ˈdʊr.əl/
an anaesthetic (= a ​substance that ​stops you ​feelingpain) that is put into the ​nerves in a person's ​lower back with a ​specialneedle: They gave my ​wife an epidural when she was giving ​birth.
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