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Definition of Anesthetic


  1. Same as Anaesthesia, Anaesthetic.

Anesthetic Quotations

Life is pain and the enjoyment of love is an anesthetic.
Cesare Pavese

With plastic surgery, the general anesthetic is like a black-velvety sleep, and that's what death is - without waking up to someone clapping and going, 'Joan, wake up, it's all over and you're looking pretty'.
Joan Rivers

The trouble is not that schools don't work; they do. They're excellent machines for achieving historically accepted purposes. In suburban schools are children of the rich, who grow up to privilege and anesthetic oblivion to pain - and who then use the servants produced by ghetto schools.
Jonathan Kozol

Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity.
Frank Leahy

With a novelist, like a surgeon, you have to get a feeling that you've fallen into good hands - someone from whom you can accept the anesthetic with confidence.
Saul Bellow
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