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general anaesthetic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgeneral anaestheticˌgeneral anaesˈthetic British English, general anesthetic American English noun [countable, uncountable]  a medicine that makes you unconscious during an operation so that you do not feel any painlocal anaesthetic I had the operation done under general anaesthetic.
Examples from the Corpus
general anaestheticSurgery means an operation in which you will be given a general anaesthetic so that you are very deeply unconscious.Electrodiathermy to cauterize the cervix requires a general anaesthetic and is falling into disuse.A cone biopsy, which removes rather more tissue, requires a general anaesthetic.The operation takes around 15 minutes under general anaesthetic.The girl, who was having a tooth removed under general anaesthetic, developed breathing difficulties.
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