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The operation requires general anesthesia.
  loss of bodily sensation — especially created intentionally to control pain
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anesthesia anaesthesia
Strongly Associated with:   anesthetic
Anesthesia can be with or without loss of consciousness.

The spelling "anaesthesia" is also acceptable; though less common.
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  • The operation requires general anesthesia.
  • My dentist will do it while I’m under local anesthesia.
  • I don’t think he could feel it yet, since he was still under the effects of the local anesthesia the surgical team had applied to the incision site.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • We argued that without anesthesia, the procedure would be needlessly painful and cruel.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy

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  • And the dentist called his own stuff through the door, about anesthesia and paste-drying time, and only having two hands.
    Rebecca Stead  --  When You Reach Me
  • As soon as I came out from under the anesthesia I barfed; water and raisin bran, yuck!
    Bethany Hamilton  --  Soul Surfer
  • Normally patients are anesthetized during the procedure and don’t feel a thing, but my aunt had once let slip that during my mother’s third procedure they had refused to sedate her, thinking that the anesthesia might be interfering with her brain’s response to the cure.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • I wanted to see her but couldn’t until later in the afternoon, when the anesthesia wore off and hospital staff moved her to her own room.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • I had seen this done before—under general anesthesia, with the guidance of X rays.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • —Are you the anesthesia man?
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King

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  • "At the same time, I was doing some independent research on anesthesia," Az said.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • In operating rooms, limbs were being amputated without anesthesia.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • The surgeon was aghast and told Morgan he could not possibly have such an operation without anaesthesia.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • It was a horrible, painful experience and the doctor used no anesthesia.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • He went under anesthesia for what he thought was a routine procedure and woke up permanently paralyzed from the waist down.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • I wish there was some kind of anesthesia for me, or at least something to make the world shut up.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • For a time leaden weights had been tied by anesthesia to the four corners of his consciousness.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • Come back around 5 o’clock, he had said, when Finny should be coming out of the anaesthesia.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • They gave Yossarian total anesthesia and knocked him out.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Desjardins spoke in a monotone, like a surgery patient counting backward waiting for anesthesia to kick in.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • IN 1963, wanting to get caught up on the latest developments in anaesthesia, Dr. Sasaki went to the Yokohama Red Cross Hospital to learn about them from its director general, Dr. Tatsutaro Hattori.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • "He was a case for anesthesia," Dick agreed.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • I felt such pain, literally a physical pain, as if someone had torn off both my arms without anesthesia, without sewing me back up.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • When he tried to thrash away from the hypo she told him to sit still and be good or what was going to happen would happen without the benefit of even light anesthesia.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • In contrast to baldness, this radical treatment caused him no alarm at all, except for his natural fear of a bloodbath without anesthesia.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • No anesthesia.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • WHEN GRIEF AND SHOCK surpass endurance there occur phases of exhaustion, of anesthesia in which relatively little is left and one has the illusion of recognizing, and understanding, a good deal.
    James Agee  --  A Death in the Family
  • I swear, it hurts, like he’s dissecting me without benefit of anesthesia.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Identical
  • We really need somebody at the hospital to do anesthesia.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • When Tomas brought him home, Karenin had not quite come out of the anesthesia.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • In the operating room I was given anesthesia, and the next thing I recalled was waking up in a room with the doctor present.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • I can’t stand fever and delirium or listening to people coming out of anesthesia.
    Maxine Hong Kingston  --  The Woman Warrior
  • It was past midnight, when, still sitting at his desk, bent over blueprints of the bridge for the John Galt Line, he stopped his work abruptly, because emotion reached him in a sudden stab, not to be escaped any longer, as if a curtain of anesthesia had broken, He slumped down, halfway, still holding onto some shred of resistance, and sat, his chest pressed to the edge of the desk to stop him, his head hanging down, as if the only achievement still possible to him was not to let his…
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • After that, they focused on the idea that she’d had an allergic reaction to the anesthesia or postsurgical medication, but those were eventually ruled out as well.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Nights in Rodanthe
  • Niedermann can’t feel a thing, and he goes around as if he’s had a massive dose of local anaesthesia twenty-four hours a day.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • …congestion, the agnathia of certain chinless Chinamen (cited by Mr Candidate Mulligan) in consequence of defective reunion of the maxillary knobs along the medial line so that (as he said) one ear could hear what the other spoke, the benefits of anesthesia or twilight sleep, the prolongation of labour pains in advanced gravidancy by reason of pressure on the vein, the premature relentment of the amniotic fluid (as exemplified in the actual case) with consequent peril of sepsis to the…
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • As soon as we saw the injuries we knew that the anesthesia would be intravenous, instead of inhalational.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • This should not kill anyone—but would knock out a person as thoroughly as anesthesia.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • He had never administered anesthesia or performed a surgical operation.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • But as the heat died down, the anesthesia also wore away.
    Ishmael Beah  --  A Long Way Gone
  • His eyes were bloodshot and droopy from the anesthesia, and he was still groggy.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • Which one?… Perhaps it was Forane, a strong muscle relaxant that was used prior to anesthesia.
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls
  • We’ve administered the anesthesia into your IV.
    Ted Dekker  --  White: The Great Pursuit
  • Normally, we’d administer anesthesia, but not under these circumstances.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • "Hi, Mom," he whispered, his words fuzzy with the remnants of anesthesia.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Best of Me
  • Jerry and the sergeant went from cage to cage, and the monkeys began to go to sleep under the anesthesia.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • In my heart I knew the chance was infinitesimally small, and the first whiff of anesthesia might end it all.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Prudence remained unconscious, and gradually everybody realized that it wasn’t just the anesthesia; she was in a coma.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • Inside his examining room, he numbed the area around it with a local anesthesia, then they stuck a needle in my neck to suction the material out.
    Chris Kyle  --  American Sniper
  • Anesthesia was considered sinful.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
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