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anaesthetic

noun [U or C] mainly UK (US usually anesthetic) uk   /ˌæn.əsˈθet.ɪk/  us   /-ˈθet̬-/
a substance that makes you unable to feel pain: The operation is performed under anaesthetic. The procedure is carried out under local anaesthetic (= a substance that makes you unable to feel pain in part of your body). I've never had a general anaesthetic (= a substance that makes you unconscious so you do not feel pain).
Translations of “anaesthetic”
in Arabic مُخَدِّر…
in Korean 마취약…
in Malaysian pelali…
in French anesthésique…
in Turkish anestezi, ilaçla uyuşturma…
in Italian anestetico…
in Chinese (Traditional) 麻醉劑…
in Russian анестезирующее средство…
in Polish narkoza, znieczulenie…
in Vietnamese gây mê, gây tê…
in Spanish anestésico…
in Portuguese anestésico…
in Thai ยาสลบ…
in German das Betäubungsmittel…
in Catalan anestèsia…
in Japanese (英)麻酔薬, 麻酔剤…
in Indonesian obat bius…
in Chinese (Simplified) 麻醉剂…
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