[ an-uhs-thee-zhuh ]
/ ˌæn əsˈθi ʒə /
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noun Medicine/Medical, Pathology.
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OTHER WORDS FROM anaesthesia

an·aes·thet·ic [an-uhs-thet-ik], /ˌæn əsˈθɛt ɪk/, adjective, nounan·aes·the·tist [uh-nes-thi-tist or, especially British, uh-nees-], /əˈnɛs θɪ tɪst or, especially British, əˈnis-/, nounsem·i·an·aes·thet·ic, adjective
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How to use anaesthesia in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for anaesthesia


US anesthesia

/ (ˌænɪsˈθiːzɪə) /

local or general loss of bodily sensation, esp of touch, as the result of nerve damage or other abnormality
loss of sensation, esp of pain, induced by drugs: called general anaesthesia when consciousness is lost and local anaesthesia when only a specific area of the body is involved
a general dullness or lack of feeling

Word Origin for anaesthesia

C19: from New Latin, from Greek anaisthēsia absence of sensation, from an- + aisthēsis feeling
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