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analgesic

[an-l-jee-zik, -sik] /ˌæn lˈdʒi zɪk, -sɪk/
noun
1.
a remedy that relieves or allays pain.
adjective
2.
of, pertaining to, or causing analgesia.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; analges(ia) + -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for analgesic

analgesic

/ˌænəlˈdʒiːzɪk; -sɪk/
adjective
1.
of or causing analgesia
noun
2.
a substance that produces analgesia
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Word Origin and History for analgesic
adj.

"tending to remove pain," 1848, from analgesia + -ic. Alternative form analgetic is preferred by linguistic purists but is less common in use. The noun meaning "an analgesic preparation" recorded by 1860.

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analgesic in Medicine

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

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

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