anæsthetic definition

  • adjective:
    • alternate spelling of anaesthetic.
    • Capable of rendering insensible.
    • described as, or linked to, insensibility.
    • associated with or creating insensibility
    • characterized by insensibility
  • noun:
    • Alternative spelling of anaesthetic.
    • That which creates insensibility to pain, as chloroform, ether, etc.
    • etc. See anesthetic, etc.
    • a drug that triggers short-term reduced physical feelings

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