anaesthetic

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Other spellings[change]

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˌænəsˈθɛtɪk/
  • SAMPA: /%{n@s"TEtIk/

Noun[change]

Singular
anaesthetic

Plural
anaesthetics

  1. (countable & uncountable) An anaesthetic is a gas that is used by a doctor or nurse to make a person feel no pain or to put a person to sleep.
    They used an anaesthetic on him before performing the surgery.