analgesia

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noun an·al·ge·sia \ˌa-nəl-ˈjē-zh(ē-)ə, -zē-ə\

Definition of analgesia

  1. :  insensibility to pain without loss of consciousness

Origin and Etymology of analgesia

New Latin, from Greek analgēsia, from an- + algēsis sense of pain, from algein to suffer pain, from algos pain


First Known Use: circa 1706


ANALGESIA Defined for English Language Learners

analgesia

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noun an·al·ge·sia \ˌa-nəl-ˈjē-zh(ē-)ə, -zē-ə\

Definition of analgesia for English Language Learners

  • medical : the loss of the ability to feel pain while conscious


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analgesia

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noun an·al·ge·sia \ˌan-əl-ˈjē-zhə, -z(h)ē-ə\

Medical Definition of analgesia

  1. :  insensibility to pain without loss of consciousness


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