analgesicsADJ-GRADED: usu ADJ nAn analgesic drug reduces the effect of pain. [FORMAL]
Aloe may have an analgesic effect on inflammation and minor skin irritations.Syn:N-COUNTAn analgesic is an analgesic drug.
The hospital advised an analgesic for chest and shoulder pains.
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analgesic — (adj.) tending to remove pain, 1848, from ANALGESIA (Cf. analgesia) + IC (Cf. ic). Alternative form analgetic is preferred by linguistic purists but is less common in use. The noun meaning an analgesic preparation recorded by 1860 … Etymology dictionary
Analgesic — An al*ge sic, a. [NL., fr. Gr. analghsi a; an priv. + a lghsis sense of pain.] (Med.) serving to reduce the sensibility to pain without loss of consciousness. [PJC] || … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Analgesic — An al*ge sic, n. [NL., fr. Gr. analghsi a; an priv. + a lghsis sense of pain.] (Med.) a medication which serves to reduce the sensibility to pain without loss of consciousness. Aspirin and acetaminophen (Tylenol) are commonly used non… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
analgesic — index drug Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
analgesic — *anodyne, anesthetic Antonyms: irritant … New Dictionary of Synonyms
analgesic — [n] pain remover anesthetic, anodyne, painkiller, soother; concept 307 … New thesaurus
analgesic — Medicine ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relieving pain. ► NOUN ▪ a pain relieving drug … English terms dictionary
analgesic — [an΄ l jē′zik, an΄ l jē′sik] adj. of or causing analgesia n. a drug that produces analgesia … English World dictionary
Analgesic — Painkiller redirects here. For other uses, see Painkiller (disambiguation). An analgesic (also known as a painkiller) is any member of the group of drugs used to relieve pain (achieve analgesia). The word analgesic derives from Greek an ( without … Wikipedia
analgesic — an|al|ge|sic [ˌænəlˈdʒi:zık] n technical a drug that reduces pain = ↑painkiller ▪ Aspirin is a popular analgesic. >analgesic adj [only before noun] ▪ drugs that have an analgesic effect on ulcers … Dictionary of contemporary English