• WordNet 3.6
    • v anaesthetize administer an anesthetic drug to "The patient must be anesthetized before the operation","anesthetize the gum before extracting the teeth"
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  • D. H. Lawrence
    “That is your trick, your bit of filthy magic: invisibility, and the anaesthetic power to deaden my attention in your direction.”
  • Helen Rowland
    “Marriage is the operation by which a woman's vanity and a man's egotism are extracted without an anaesthetic.”


In literature:

It is largely used as a solvent and as an anaesthetic in surgery.
"An Elementary Study of Chemistry" by William McPherson
It is a good thing that we did not have to use an anaesthetic.
"Spacehounds of IPC" by Edward Elmer Smith
The mood of levity, of 'I don't care,' is for this world's ills a sovereign and practical anaesthetic.
"The Will to Believe" by William James
Ether should only be used in a draught in a well-ventilated room on account of its well-known inflammable and anaesthetical properties.
"Bookbinding, and the Care of Books" by Douglas Cockerell
Fermentation and distillation may be conducted at one end, and the anaesthetics received at the other.
"Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why" by Martha M. Allen
Berselius, awaking from a sleep that had followed the effects of the anaesthetic, had asked for her.
"The Pools of Silence" by H. de Vere Stacpoole
Cold affected them like an anaesthetic, causing complete unconsciousness.
"Wanted--7 Fearless Engineers!" by Warner Van Lorne
Mr. Hutton, it is said, never administered an anaesthetic and never employed an assistant.
"Buchanan's Journal of Man, November 1887" by Various
In a few moments both subjects are motionless, anaesthetized by the etheric vapour.
"The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre
Christina was thankful afterwards for the merciful numbness, that was like an anaesthetic in a painful operation.
"In Orchard Glen" by Marian Keith

In poetry:

Now I see that I was
Ignorant, surprised,
As one for the surgeon's knife
"When Childhood Died" by John Freeman
Then they bid you close your eyelids,
And they mask you with a napkin,
And the anaesthetic reaches
Hot and subtle through your being.
"Operation" by William Ernest Henley

In news:

Initially developed as a horse anaesthetic, PCP can make users extremely hyperactive and so insensitive to pain that one could run despite having a broken leg, he said.
The doctor charged over Michael Jackson 's death bought 255 vials of a powerful anaesthetic in the three months before the singer died from a lethal combination of the drug and other sedatives, a pharmacist has testified.
Anay Jumar Chowdhary, a government doctor, performed sterilizing procedures on the women, who were laid out on school desks and anaesthetized by untrained staff.