anesthetic[an′es t̸het′ik, an′is-]
- Anesthetic is defined as being able to produce anesthesia.
Novocaine is an example of an anesthetic gas.
- The definition of an anesthetic is a substance that produces anesthesia.
Novocaine is an example of an anesthetic.
- relating to, with, or characterized by anesthesia
- producing anesthesia
Origin of anesthetic; from Classical Greek anaisthētos + -ic
- Relating to or resembling anesthesia.
- Causing anesthesia.
- An agent that causes loss of sensation with or without the loss of consciousness.
- Something likened to this in effect: For some people watching television is an anesthetic for the mind.
Origin of anestheticFrom Greek anaisthētos, without feeling : an-, without; see a–1 + aisthētos, perceptible (from aisthanesthai, to feel; see anesthesia).
(comparative more anesthetic, superlative most anesthetic)
- Causing the reduction of pain sensitivity.
From Greek anaisthetos insensible.