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Anesthetic since the 1840s NYT crossword answer is:
- ETHER (5 letters length)
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- Ether is a colorless, volatile, highly flammable liquid with a characteristic odor and sweet, acrid taste. It is the oldest anesthetic used in medicine, having been in use since the 1840s. Ether is used as a general anesthetic for both humans and animals, and is most often administered in combination with oxygen. It works by depressing the central nervous system, causing unconsciousness and a loss of sensation.
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