noun Medicine/Medical, Pathology.
Definition for anaesthetics (2 of 2)
Origin of anesthetic
Examples from the Web for anaesthetics
Now ether and other anaesthetics have eliminated the chief pains of major operations.The Conquest of Fear|Basil King
A perfectly safe and pleasant substitute for chloroform, ether, and all other anaesthetics.
Anaesthetics have justly been called the greatest boon ever conferred by science upon mankind.Woman, Church & State|Matilda Joslyn Gage
Little Gordon 'came into the world without the assistance of surgery or anaesthetics.'The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
There was an overpowering odor of anaesthetics in the room although the windows had been thrown wide open.Aladdin of London|Sir Max Pemberton
British Dictionary definitions for anaesthetics (1 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for anaesthetics (2 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for anaesthetics (3 of 3)
Word Origin for anaesthesia
Word Origin and History for anaesthetics (1 of 2)
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.