analgesic

analgesic

[an-l-jee-zik, -sik] Medicine/Medical.
noun
1.
a remedy that relieves or allays pain.
adjective
2.
of, pertaining to, or causing analgesia.

Origin:
1870–75; analges(ia) + -ic

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analgesic (ˌænəlˈdʒiːzɪk, -sɪk)
 
adj
1.  of or causing analgesia
 
n
2.  a substance that produces analgesia

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analgesic
1875, "tending to remove pain," from analgesia "absence of pain" (see analgesia).
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analgesic an·al·ge·sic (ān'əl-jē'zĭk, -sĭk)
n.
A medication capable of reducing or eliminating pain. Also called analgetic. adj.
Characterized by analgesia.

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analgesic   (ān'əl-jē'zĭk)  Pronunciation Key 
A drug used to eliminate pain; a painkiller. Aspirin and acetaminophen are analgesics.
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analgesic [(an-l-jee-zik, an-l-jee-sik)]

A drug, such as aspirin, that relieves pain in the body.

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