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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of anesthesia.

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  • n. A method of preventing sensation, used to eliminate pain.
  • n. Loss or prevention of pain, as caused by anesthesia.

Etymologies

an- +‎ aesthesia, from Ancient Greek ἀναισθησία, from ἀν- (an, "not") with αἴσθησις (aisthēsis, "sensation"). (Wiktionary)

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  • Sleepy pretender to the Romanoff throne. Older sister to Cynthia, also known as synesthesia.

    April 28, 2008