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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Loss of the sense of touch, as from paralysis or extreme cold; diminution or loss of the physical sense of feeling; specifically, a state of insensibility, especially to pain, produced by inhaling an anesthetic, as chloroform or ether, or by the application of other anesthetic agents. Also anesthesia, anæsthesis, anesthesis.
  • noun Same as medullary anæthesia.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Med.) Entire or partial loss or absence of feeling or sensation; a state of general or local insensibility produced by disease or by the inhalation or application of an anæsthetic.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of anaesthesia.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun loss of bodily sensation with or without loss of consciousness

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