Definition of analgesic
- opioid analgesics
- a topical analgesic
- Aspirin and acetaminophen are the oral analgesics of first choice in the treatment of mild to moderate pain caused by cancer.
- —William T. McGivney et al.
the doctor prescribed an analgesic and rest for my injured knee
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the quality or state of being insatiable
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