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anaesthetic, anesthetic (s) (noun); anaesthetics, anesthetics (pl)
1. A drug or an agent that is capable of producing a complete or partial insensibility or loss of bodily sensations or feelings: Depending on the type of action, an anesthetic is subdivided into general and local applications.
There are anesthetics consisting of various drugs that can cause loss of feelings; such as, procaine or ether.2. A medication that is administered locally or generally that produces a loss of sensation or awareness: When Angie had her appendix removed, she was given a general anesthetic.
Egotism is an internally-generated anesthetic which enables a conceited person to live painlessly with himself.
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