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painkiller

painkiller

noun pain·kill·er \-ˌki-lər\

: a drug that decreases or removes pain that you feel in your body

Full Definition of PAINKILLER

:  something (as a drug) that relieves pain
pain·kill·ing \-liŋ\ adjective

Examples of PAINKILLER

  1. I took some over-the-counter painkillers for my headache.
  2. <a lot of painkillers have turned out to be addictive substances for patients>

First Known Use of PAINKILLER

1853

Related to PAINKILLER

painkiller

noun pain·kill·er \-ˌkil-ər\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PAINKILLER

:  something (as a drug) that relieves pain
pain·kill·ing \-iŋ\ adjective

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