Definition of anesthesia in English:

anesthesia

(British anaesthesia)

noun

  • Insensitivity to pain, especially as artificially induced by the administration of gases or the injection of drugs before surgical operations.

    • ‘This is a major operation requiring single lung anaesthesia, and many patients with cardiac or underlying lung disease will not tolerate it.’
    • ‘It is usually performed as a day case surgical procedure under general anaesthesia.’
    • ‘Body piercing is traditionally done without any anesthesia to dull the pain.’
    • ‘Epidural anaesthesia is a safe and reliable method of pain relief.’
    • ‘This can be overcome, however, with skillful administration of anesthesia.’
    • ‘It is also possible to induce anaesthesia with anaesthetic gases, breathed through a mask.’
    • ‘Patients admitted to being more afraid of anesthesia than the actual surgical procedure.’
    • ‘If an adult needed to be circumcised, he would be given anesthesia and postoperative pain relief.’
    • ‘Patients have many fears regarding surgery, including fear of death, anesthesia, and pain.’
    • ‘The anesthesia care provider administers anesthesia while the patient remains on the stretcher.’
    • ‘Topical anesthesia is administered by instilling anesthetic drops into the eye.’
    • ‘Permanent pain relief with anesthesia can be achieved with injections of phenol into the pain trigger point.’
    • ‘Maybe the numbness is the body providing temporary anesthesia for the pain.’
    • ‘Coexisting conditions may compromise anesthesia and increase surgical risk.’
    • ‘Epidural anesthesia has become increasingly popular for pain control during labor.’
    • ‘Epidural anaesthesia is particularly suitable for certain operations.’
    • ‘We speculated that the effects of surgical injury and anaesthesia might be as important as the use of cardiopulmonary bypass in causing impairment.’
    • ‘All surgical interventions and anesthesia were conducted in conformity with institutioned guidelines.’
    • ‘For many years pessaries have been used to treat prolapse, although their use has decreased with advances in anaesthesia and surgical techniques.’
    • ‘The scrub persons drape the patient, and the surgeon infiltrates the surgical site with local anesthesia.’

Origin

Early 18th century: from modern Latin anaesthesia, from Greek anaisthēsia, from an- without + aisthēsis sensation.

Pronunciation:

anesthesia

/ˌanəsˈTHēZHə/