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noun [countable/uncountable]     anaesthetic pronunciation in British English
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  1. a drug or gas that is given to someone before a medical operation to stop them feeling pain. An anaesthetic that affects the whole of your body by making you unconscious is called a general anaesthetic and an anaesthetic that affects only a part of your body is called a local anaesthetic

    The procedure is usually carried out under anaesthetic.


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