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Noun: local anesthetic  'low-kul ,a-nis'the-tik
Usage: N. Amer (elsewhere: local anaesthetic)
  1. Anesthetic that numbs a particular area of the body
    - local anaesthetic [Brit, Cdn], local, topical anesthetic, topical anaesthetic

Derived forms: local anesthetics

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

Encyclopedia: Local anesthetic