Apparently the atmosphere of the great shops had acted on Carlotta like an anaesthetic.
I must have talked in an odd way, as people do who are recovering from an anaesthetic.
The administration of an anaesthetic, by relaxing the muscles, greatly assists the operation of reduction.
The return to reality was as painful as the return to consciousness after taking an anaesthetic.
Complete insensibility to pain may be induced by hypnotism, and it has been used as an anaesthetic.
"I found the anaesthetic by its smell soon after I went to Xantra," she explained.
Cold affected them like an anaesthetic, causing complete unconsciousness.
Self-deception is the anaesthetic of life, while God is carving out our beings.
That was why he had plunged into the affair with his mother's protegée—as a sort of anaesthetic.
The doctor, having arrived, examined the wound and suggested an anaesthetic.
1846, "insensible," from Greek anaisthetos "insensate, without feeling; senseless, stupid" (see anaesthesia). Noun meaning "agent that produces anesthesia" first used in modern sense 1848 by Scottish doctor James Young Simpson (1811-1870), discoverer of the surgical uses of chloroform.
1721, "loss of feeling," Modern Latin, from Greek anaisthesia "want of feeling, lack of sensation (to pleasure or pain)," from an- "without" (see an- (1)) + aisthesis "feeling," from PIE root *au- "to perceive" (see audience). As "a procedure for the prevention of pain in surgical operations," from 1846.
anesthetic an·es·thet·ic (ān'ĭs-thět'ĭk)
An agent that reversibly depresses neuronal function, producing total or partial loss of sensation. adj.
Characterized by the loss of sensation.
Capable of producing a loss of sensation.
Associated with or due to the state of anesthesia.