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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A drug that causes temporary loss of bodily sensations.

Usage examples (30)
  • To do this, the back of the throat is sprayed with a topical anesthetic to soothe the nerves causing the gag reflex.
  • Depending on the age of the child, either a local or general anesthetic is used during the eye examination.
  • A local anesthetic is used prior to the procedure, and a mild anesthetic is often mixed into the injection fluid.
  • He had an epidural anesthetic, which is still running. for more
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