anesthetic etymology

English word anesthetic comes from Ancient Greek αἰσθητικός, Ancient Greek ἀν-

Detailed word origin of anesthetic

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
αἰσθητικός Ancient Greek (grc)
ἀν- Ancient Greek (grc)
ἀναίσθητος Ancient Greek (grc)
anesthetic English (eng) (American spelling, medicine) A substance administered to reduce the perception of pain or to induce numbness. An anesthetic may or may not render the recipient unconscious, depending upon the type used. (American spelling) Reducing pain sensitivity.

Words with the same origin as anesthetic

Descendants of ἀν-
ana anarchist anarchy anomaly anonymous