local anaesthetic

noun
anesthetic that numbs a particular area of the body
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local anaesthetic
One producing insensibility in only the relevant part of the body
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Main Entry:anaesthesia
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local anaesthetic noun
A solution for injecting into any part of the body to anaesthetize it, or an injection of this
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Main Entry:local

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local anaesthetic UK US noun [countable/uncountable] [singular local anaesthetic plural local anaesthetics]
a type of anaesthetic (=a drug to stop you feeling pain) that affects only one part of your body
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Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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