The operation has been rendered painless by the use of anaesthetics.
We did not know its value as an anodyne, for we had no need of anaesthetics of any kind.
The greater number of deaths occur during the administration of anaesthetics, which seem peculiarly dangerous to these subjects.
The application of anaesthetics was another thing fully explained by Gys, but this could not be demonstrated.
The man was too far gone, indeed, to justify the use of anaesthetics, yet without them Dick feared to proceed.
Little Gordon 'came into the world without the assistance of surgery or anaesthetics.'
There was an overpowering odor of anaesthetics in the room although the windows had been thrown wide open.
The smell of anaesthetics somehow reminded him of the library in the house at the corner of St. James' Square.
With anaesthetics this state of things at any rate was changed.
anaesthetics have justly been called the greatest boon ever conferred by science upon mankind.
1721, "loss of feeling," Modern Latin, from Greek anaisthesia "want of feeling, lack of sensation (to pleasure or pain)," from an- "without" (see an- (1)) + aisthesis "feeling," from PIE root *au- "to perceive" (see audience). As "a procedure for the prevention of pain in surgical operations," from 1846.
anesthetic an·es·thet·ic (ān'ĭs-thět'ĭk)
An agent that reversibly depresses neuronal function, producing total or partial loss of sensation. adj.
Characterized by the loss of sensation.
Capable of producing a loss of sensation.
Associated with or due to the state of anesthesia.