Share this entry

Share this page

general anaesthetic

Line breaks: gen|eral an¦aes|thet¦ic

Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of general anaesthetic in English:


[mass noun]
An anaesthetic that affects the whole body and usually causes a loss of consciousness: he had the operation under general anaesthetic Compare with local anaesthetic.

Definition of general anaesthetic in:

Share this entry

Share this page


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day chef-d'œuvre
Pronunciation: SHā ˈdœv(rə)
a masterpiece