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a remedy that relieves or allays pain.
of, relating to, or causing , or the relief of pain.
Historical Examples

(analgesic and Antipyretic): 16—32 ♏, pure or with equal parts glycerin or oil.
Merck’s 1899 Manual Merck & Co.

of or causing analgesia
a substance that produces analgesia

“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.

analgesic an·al·ge·sic (ān’əl-jē’zĭk, -sĭk)
A medication capable of reducing or eliminating pain. Also called analgetic. adj.
Characterized by analgesia.
A drug used to eliminate pain; a painkiller. Aspirin and acetaminophen are analgesics.
analgesic [(an-l-jee-zik, an-l-jee-sik)]

A drug, such as aspirin, that relieves pain in the body.


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