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Pronunciation:  `anis'theezhu

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  loss of bodily sensation with or without loss of consciousness

ANESTHESIA is a 10 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: anaesthesia
 See Also: block anaesthesia, block anesthesia, conduction anaesthesia, conduction anesthesia, cryoanaesthesia, cryoanesthesia, general anaesthesia, general anesthesia, local anaesthesia, local anesthesia, nerve block anaesthesia, nerve block anesthesia, physiological condition, physiological state, regional anaesthesia, regional anesthesia, topical anaesthesia, topical anesthesia



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\An`es*the"si*a\, n., Anesthetic \An`es*thet"ic\, a.
Same as {An[ae]sthesia}, {An[ae]sthetic}.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: loss of feeling or sensation as a result of drugs or gases. General anesthesia causes loss of consciousness; local or regional anesthesia causes loss of feeling only to a specified area.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: When you dream of anesthesia, you are trying to avoid dealing straightforwardly with your problems. But by ignoring them, you won't be helping yourself. You might be able to numb your feelings, but this can't last forever, and sooner or later you will have to face the consequences of choices you have made in the past.
Biology Dictionary
  1. Loss of normal sensation or feeling.
  2. A drug used to produce anesthesia.
Thesaurus Terms
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