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an•es•thet•ic



Pronunciation: (an"us-thet'ik), [key]
n.
a substance that produces anesthesia, as halothane, procaine, or ether.

adj.
1. pertaining to or causing physical insensibility: an anesthetic gas.
2. physically insensitive: Halothane is used to produce an anesthetic state. Also,anaesthetic.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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