local anesthetic

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local anesthetic (plural local anesthetics)

  1. (medicine) An anesthetic (anesthetic substance) that causes loss of sensation only to the area to which it is applied.
    • 1929, Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms, chapter 15
      He used a local anaesthetic called something or other "snow," which froze the tissue and avoided pain until the probe, the scalpel or the forceps got below the frozen portion.

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