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noun as in sleep-inducing or numbing drug

noun as in sleep-inducer

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Example Sentences

The Times of London reports that Iran is running short of anesthetics.

You noticed an operating table in the center of the room and in a corner a little stand for anesthetics.

The mortality of childbirth has been reduced to about one-fifth of what it was by the introduction of antiseptics and anesthetics.

Every nerve was tense as if he were awaiting an operation without anesthetics.

A number of the anesthetics are irritating for the skin; chloroform in particular.

The organism destroys most local anesthetics so rapidly that the rate of absorption is more important than the absolute dose.


On this page you'll find 27 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to anesthetics, such as: analgesic, anodyne, dope, gas, hypnotic, and narcotic.

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