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analgesia

[an-l-jee-zee-uh, -see-uh] /ˌæn lˈdʒi zi ə, -si ə/
noun, Medicine/Medical
1.
absence of sense of pain.
Origin of analgesia
1700-1710
1700-10; < New Latin < Greek analgēsía painlessness, equivalent to análgēt(os) without pain (an- an-1 + álg(os) pain + -ētos adj. suffix) + -ia -ia
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British Dictionary definitions for analgesia

analgesia

/ˌænəlˈdʒiːzɪə; -sɪə/
noun
1.
inability to feel pain
2.
the relief of pain
Word Origin
C18: via New Latin from Greek: insensibility, from an- + algēsis sense of pain
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Word Origin and History for analgesia
n.

"absence of pain," 1706, medical Latin, from Greek analgesia "painlessness, insensibility," from analgetos "without pain, insensible to pain" (also "unfeeling, ruthless"), from an- "not" (see an- (1)) + algein "to feel pain" (see -algia).

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analgesia in Medicine

analgesia an·al·ge·si·a (ān'əl-jē'zē-ə, -zhə)
n.
A deadening or absence of the sense of pain without loss of consciousness.

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