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preanesthetic

[ pree-an-uhs-thet-ik, pree-an- ]
/ priˌæn əsˈθɛt ɪk, ˌpri æn- /
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noun

a substance that produces a preliminary or light anesthesia.

adjective

given prior to an anesthetic that induces total insensibility.

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Origin of preanesthetic

First recorded in 1890–95; pre- + anesthetic
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Medical definitions for preanesthetic

preanesthetic
[ prē′ăn-ĭs-thĕtĭk ]

adj.

Before anesthesia.
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