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Noun: general anesthetic  'je-nu-rul ,a-nis'the-tik
Usage: N. Amer (elsewhere: general anaesthetic)
  1. An anesthetic that anesthetizes the entire body and causes loss of consciousness
    - general anaesthetic [Brit, Cdn]

Derived forms: general anesthetics

Type of: anaesthetic [Brit, Cdn], anaesthetic agent [Brit, Cdn], anesthetic [N. Amer], anesthetic agent [N. Amer]

Encyclopedia: General anesthetic