analgesic

[ an-l-jee-zik, -sik ]SEE DEFINITION OF analgesic

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(Analgesic and Antipyretic): 16—32 ♏, pure or with equal parts glycerin or oil.

WORD ORIGIN

"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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nounsleep-inducing or numbing drug
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