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preanesthetic

[pree-an-uh s-thet-ik, pree-an-]
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noun
  1. a substance that produces a preliminary or light anesthesia.
adjective
  1. given prior to an anesthetic that induces total insensibility.

Origin of preanesthetic

First recorded in 1890–95; pre- + anesthetic
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preanesthetic in Medicine

preanesthetic

([object Object])
adj.
  1. Before anesthesia.
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