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Definition(s):

  • (n) procaine administered as a hydrochloride (trade name Novocain)

Usage(s):

  1. As the operation progressed, more novocain at the site of operation preceded every move.
  2. This pseudoexistential drama is the celluloid version of novocain, deadening whateveror whomeverit touches.
  3. Euphemisms are to the tongue what novocain is to the gums.

News

  • Anesthetic still used in sedation dentistry

    Question: Do I still get Novocain if I use sedation?Answer: First, before we can answer this question, we need to redefine the word Novocain.
    on August 12, 2013     Source: The Palm Beach Post

Quotes

  1. One of their favorite routines from the Burnett show was the dentist sketch, "where I kind of anesthetize my entire body with Novocain" while trying to fill Korman's teeth, Conway told The Times on Thursday.
    on May 30, 2008 By: Tim Conway Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. "It actually makes the hole bigger," Rubio said. "It's basically like putting Novocain on a major wound. It's going to feel better for a couple hours and then it's going to hurt all over again."
    on Feb 13, 2008 By: Marco Rubio Source: MiamiHerald.com

  3. "Right now we want it more than the parties. They all have other priorities today. And by constantly injecting ourselves we've become their Novocain," Friedman wrote. "We relieve all the political pain from the Arab and Israeli...
    on Nov 9, 2009 By: Thomas Friedman Source: Jerusalem Post

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