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ˌæn əsˈθi ʒəanaes·the·si·a

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. anesthesia, anaesthesianoun

    loss of bodily sensation with or without loss of consciousness


  1. anaesthesianoun

    A method of preventing sensation, used to eliminate pain.

  2. anaesthesianoun

    Loss or prevention of pain, as caused by anesthesia.

  3. Etymology: from ἀναισθησία, from ἀν- with αἴσθησις.


  1. Anaesthesia

    Anesthesia is a state of controlled, temporary loss of sensation or awareness that is induced for medical or veterinary purposes. It may include some or all of analgesia (relief from or prevention of pain), paralysis (muscle relaxation), amnesia (loss of memory), and unconsciousness. An individual under the effects of anesthetic drugs is referred to as being anesthetized.


  1. anaesthesia

    Anaesthesia is a medical treatment or procedure that eliminates or reduces the sensation of pain during surgical or other types of invasive procedures. It can be localized to a specific area of the body, called local or regional anaesthesia, or it can affect the entire body, known as general anaesthesia. The state of anaesthesia can involve loss of sensation, consciousness or muscle function, depending on the type and purpose of the procedure. Anaesthesia is typically administered by an anaesthesiologist or anesthetist.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Anaesthesianoun

    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 anaesthetic

  2. Etymology: [NL., fr. Gr. 'anaisqhsi`a; 'an priv. + a'i`sqhsis feeling, a'isqa`nesqai to feel: cf. F. anesthsie. See aesthetics.]


  1. Anaesthesia

    Anaesthesia is a monthly peer-reviewed medical journal covering research in anaesthesiology. It is the official journal of the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2011 impact factor of 2.958, ranking it 7th out of 28 journals in the category "Anesthesiology".

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of anaesthesia in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of anaesthesia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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