anaesthetic agent

noun
a drug that causes temporary loss of bodily sensations
Derivationally related forms: ↑anaesthetic (for: ↑anaesthetic), ↑anaesthetize (for: ↑anaesthetic), ↑anaesthetise (for: ↑anaesthetic), ↑anesthetic (for: ↑anesthetic), ↑anesthetize (for: ↑anesthetic), ↑anesthetise (for: ↑anesthetic)
Hypernyms: ↑drug
Hyponyms:

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