[peyn-kil-er] /ˈpeɪnˌkɪl ər/
a drug, treatment, or anything else that relieves , especially an analgesic.
an analgesic drug or agent
anything that relieves pain
[peyn-lis] /ˈpeɪn lɪs/ adjective 1. without ; causing little or no : painless dentistry; a painless cure. 2. Informal. not difficult; requiring little or no hard work or exertion. adjective 1. not causing pain or distress 2. not affected by pain adj. 1560s, from pain (n.) + -less. Related: Painlessly; painlessness.
- Pain perdu
noun French toast Examples Pain perdu got its start as a way of using up leftover bread. Word Origin c. 1450, French, “lost bread” Usage Note cooking
- Pain-pleasure principle
pain-pleasure principle n. See pleasure principle.
[peyn] /peɪn/ noun 1. physical suffering or distress, as due to injury, illness, etc. 2. a distressing sensation in a particular part of the body: a back pain. 3. mental or emotional suffering or torment: I am sorry my news causes you such pain. 4. pains. 5. Informal. an annoying or troublesome person or thing. […]