pain killer


a drug, treatment, or anything else that relieves pain, especially an analgesic.

1850–55, Americanism; pain + killer

painkilling, adjective Unabridged
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painkiller (ˈpeɪnˌkɪlə)
1.  an analgesic drug or agent
2.  anything that relieves pain

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painkiller definition

  1. n.
    liquor. (See also feeling no pain.) : Pass that bottle of painkiller over here. My throat hurts.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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