Definition of painkiller
: something (such as a drug) that relieves pain
pain–killingplay \ˈpān-ˌki-liŋ\ or
Examples of painkiller in a Sentence
I took some over-the-counter painkillers for my headache.
a lot of painkillers have turned out to be addictive substances for patients
Recent Examples of painkiller from the Web
According to WebMD, discomfort when rolling over in bed while pregnant could be round ligament pain, which is treatable with painkillers, exercise, heating pads, and avoidance of sudden movements.
Dr. Raymond Sackler, a pioneer in psychopharmacology, a medicinal products entrepreneur and a leading philanthropist whose family made a fortune from the opioid painkiller OxyContin, died on Monday in Greenwich, Conn.
Adventure Medical’s lightest first aid kit is perfect for single-day excursions, packing painkillers, bandages, antibiotic ointments, and moleskins into a waterproof pouch the size of a sandwich bag.
Prince died in April 2016 of an accidental painkiller overdose.
Three out of the five patients also received allegedly deadly combinations of painkillers, muscle relaxants, and anti-anxiety medications.
She was hooked on the powerful painkiller, and helped her boyfriend sell the drug, often serving as a lookout, authorities said.
Most had shared needles while injecting a prescription painkiller.
Fox Sports announcer Paul Azinger, a former tour pro, said many players have been concerned for years about Woods’ potential addiction to painkillers, following years of injuries to his neck and back.
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PAINKILLER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of painkiller for English Language Learners
: a drug that decreases or removes pain that you feel in your body
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