an•es•thet•icPronunciation: (an"us-thet'ik), [key]
a substance that produces anesthesia, as halothane, procaine, or ether.
pertaining to or causing physical insensibility: an anesthetic gas.
physically insensitive: Halothane is used to produce an anesthetic state. Also,anaesthetic.
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