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analgesic

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noun an·al·ge·sic \ˌa-nəl-ˈjē-zik, -sik\

Simple Definition of analgesic

  • medical : a drug that relieves pain

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of analgesic

  1. :  an agent for producing analgesia

analgesic adjective

Examples of analgesic in a sentence

  1. <the doctor prescribed an analgesic and rest for my injured knee>



1875

First Known Use of analgesic

1875


Medical Dictionary

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analgesic

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adjective an·al·ge·sic \-ˈjē-zik, -sik\

Medical Definition of analgesic

  1. :  relating to, characterized by, or producing analgesia




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analgesic

noun an·al·ge·sic

Medical Definition of analgesic

  1. :  an agent for producing analgesia





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