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anesthetic
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Usage note
This word may also be spelled "anaesthetic.”
anesthetic(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (medicine)
a. anestésico
Ofelia had a sore throat so she sucked on an anesthetic lozenge.Ofelia tenía dolor de garganta, así que chupó una gragea anestésica.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (medicine)
a. la anestesia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The dentist used an anesthetic to reduce the patient's pain.El dentista utlizó anestesia para reducir el dolor del paciente.
b. el anestésico
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The doctor applied a topical anesthetic during Mary's labor.El médico aplicó un anestésico tópico durante el parto de Mary.
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