Definition of novocaine noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

novocaine

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noun
BrE BrE//ˈnəʊvəkeɪn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnoʊvəkeɪn//
 
[uncountable](medical)
 
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= procaine Word Origin early 20th cent.: from Latin novus ‘new’ + -caine (from cocaine).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: novocaine

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