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painkiller

[peyn-kil-er] /ˈpeɪnˌkɪl ər/
noun
1.
a drug, treatment, or anything else that relieves pain, especially an analgesic.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55, Americanism; pain + killer
Related forms
painkilling, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for painkiller

painkiller

/ˈpeɪnˌkɪlə/
noun
1.
an analgesic drug or agent
2.
anything that relieves pain
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