anaesthetic noun

ADJ. general, local

VERB + ANAESTHETIC administer, give sb He was given a general anaesthetic. | use The operation was completed in ten minutes using only local anaesthetic. | have She had a local anaesthetic to stop the pain. | come round from, recover from

ANAESTHETIC + VERB take effect, work The anaesthetic began to take effect. | wear off

PREP. under (an/the) ~ It would have to be done under anaesthetic. | without (an/the) ~ They had to operate without anaesthetic.