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anesthetic

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Definition a drug that causes temporary loss of bodily sensations
  • We use a local anesthetic so you won't feel pain, but will remain conscious.
anesthetic = a drug that causes temporary loss of bodily sensations
  • With a novelist, like a surgeon, you have to get a feeling that you've fallen into good hands - someone from whom you can accept the anesthetic with confidence.
    Saul Bellow (Canadian born American Novelist, 1915-2005)
  • Each wrong act brings with it its own anesthetic, dulling the conscience...
    Rose McCaulay
  • It was like taking an anaesthetic.
    Jack London  --  To Build a Fire
  • anaesthetic = a drug that causes temporary loss of bodily sensations (such as is administered before surgery)
    (editor's note:  This is a British spelling. Americans use anesthetic.)
  • She was in a long, deep sleep that followed the anesthetic.
    David Almond  --  Skellig
  • anesthetic = a drug that causes temporary loss of bodily sensations (such as is administered before surgery)
  • There was always a daub of anesthetic ointment, or a pill; or in severe instances, an injection that brought complete and instantaneous deliverance.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • anesthetic = causing temporary loss of bodily sensations
  • At least he didn't need to administer an anaesthetic.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • (editor's note:  This is a British spelling. Americans use anesthetic.)
  • She'll be out from under the anesthetic soon, and you can see her."
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • Surprise would be the only anaesthetic.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • (editor's note:  This is a British spelling. Americans use anesthetic.)
  • He's still under the anesthetic.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • The oxygen solution also contains an anaesthetic that deadens pain receptors.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • (editor's note:  This is a British spelling. Americans use anesthetic.)
  • Dr. Wei will now inject the area with a local anesthetic.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • Not meant to inflict pain—probably done under anesthetic, even.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • Some form of natural anaesthetic injected through channels in the beast's tusks.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • (editor's note:  This is a British spelling. Americans use anesthetic.)
  • When a man wakes after a dangerous operation he puts a special value upon the first face he sees as the anaesthetic wears away.
    Graham Greene  --  The Power and the Glory
  • (editor's note:  This is a British spelling. Americans use anesthetic.)
  • There was probably too much anesthetic for its body weight, and Grant pulled the dart out quickly.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • He had done his duty and now he could use a little anesthetic — something stronger than Excedrin.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • He felt himself coming round from the anaesthetic, beginning to breathe.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • (editor's note:  This is a British spelling. Americans use anesthetic.)
  • Hours later, the soldier came round from his anesthetic and muttered the student nurse's name while the surgical ward sister was standing close by.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • I've got to go to Dandenong; my partner's operating at the hospital and I'm giving the anaesthetic for him.
    Nevil Shute  --  On the Beach
(editor's note:  This is a British spelling. Americans use anesthetic.)

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