analgesic

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

Definition of analgesic

  1. :  an agent for producing insensibility to pain without loss of consciousness :  a drug that produces analgesia

analgesic

adjective

Examples of analgesic in a sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of analgesic

see analgesia


First Known Use: 1860


ANALGESIC Defined for English Language Learners

analgesic

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

Definition of analgesic for English Language Learners

  • medical : a drug that relieves pain


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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