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anesthesia
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Definition loss of bodily sensation — especially created intentionally to control pain
  • 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
  • anesthesia = loss of bodily sensation — especially created intentionally to control pain
  • Anesthesia was considered sinful.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • I can't stand fever and delirium or listening to people coming out of anesthesia.
    Maxine Hong Kingston  --  The Woman Warrior
  • They gave Yossarian total anesthesia and knocked him out.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • "Hi, Mom," he whispered, his words fuzzy with the remnants of anesthesia.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Best of Me
  • Come back around 5 o'clock, he had said, when Finny should be coming out of the anaesthesia.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • 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
  • We argued that without anesthesia, the procedure would be needlessly painful and cruel.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • When Tomas brought him home, Karenin had not quite come out of the anesthesia.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • I swear, it hurts, like he's dissecting me without benefit of anesthesia.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Identical
  • 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
  • We've administered the anesthesia into your IV.
    Ted Dekker  --  White: The Great Pursuit
  • I'm not using any anesthesia," she declared.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • —Are you the anesthesia man?
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • 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
  • "He was a case for anesthesia," Dick agreed.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • 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 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

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