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Any of various anesthetic drugs, usually administered by inhalation or intravenous injection, that produce general anesthesia.
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gen·er·al an·es·thet·ic(jen'ĕr-ăl an'es-thet'ik)
A compound that produces loss of sensation associated with loss of consciousness.
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