An`aes*the"si*a (#), n. [NL., fr. Gr. ; priv. + feeling, to feel: cf. F. anesth'esie. See Aesthetics.] Med.

Entire or partial loss or absence of feeling or sensation; a state of general or local insensibility produced by disease or by the inhalation or application of an anaesthetic.

 

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