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anesthetic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishanesthetican‧es‧thet‧ic /ˌænəsˈθetɪk◂/ noun [countable, uncountable]  x-refthe usual American spelling of anaesthetic
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anestheticThe chemical, once used as an anesthetic, can be toxic if breathed in high concentrations.The drug ketamine, an anesthetic used all over the world, blocks another brain chemical called glutamate.A can of whipped cream uses nitrous oxide, an anesthetic, as a propellant.Neil said. 59 Arm drift is just the way that neurologists tell that the anesthetic has arrived.
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