Dictionary.com

anaesthesia

[ an-uhs-thee-zhuh ]
/ ˌæn əsˈθi ʒə /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: anaesthesia / anaesthesias / anaesthetic on Thesaurus.com

noun Medicine/Medical, Pathology.
QUIZ
SHALL WE PLAY A "SHALL" VS. "SHOULD" CHALLENGE?
Should you take this quiz on “shall” versus “should”? It should prove to be a quick challenge!
Question 1 of 6
Which form is used to state an obligation or duty someone has?

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use anaesthesia in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for anaesthesia

anaesthesia

US anesthesia

/ (ˌænɪsˈθiːzɪə) /

noun
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK