Analgesic definition

ănəl-jēzĭk, -sĭk
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A medication that reduces or eliminates pain.
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Of or causing analgesia.
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Of or causing analgesia.
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Any drug, as aspirin, that is taken to relieve pain.
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A medication that reduces or eliminates pain.
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Of or causing analgesia.
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A drug used to eliminate pain; a painkiller. Aspirin and acetaminophen are analgesics.
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(pharmacology) Any medicine, such as aspirin, that reduces pain without inducing unconsciousness.
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See also analgesic.
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(medicine) Of or relating to analgesia; anodyne.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
analgesic
Plural:
analgesics

Origin of analgesic

  • From analgesia (“absence of pain”), from New Latin, from Ancient Greek ἀν- (an-, “without”) + ἄλγησις (algēsis, “sense of pain”), from ἄλγος (algos, “pain”).

    From Wiktionary