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anesthesia US English

Insensitivity to pain, especially as artificially induced by the administration of gases or the injection of drugs before surgical operations

anesthesia New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

US variant of anaesthesia etc.

general anesthesia US English

Anesthesia that affects the whole body and usually induces a loss of consciousness

local anesthesia US English

Anesthesia that affects a restricted area of the body