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
Today's U.S. opioid epidemic is rooted in a 1980 letter to a medical journal that played down the potential for painkiller addiction, a new report states.
Oregon reached a settlement in 2015 with opioid painkiller manufacturer Insys for off-label promotion of Subsys, a fentanyl spray more powerful than heroin.
Attorney General Mike DeWine accuses the companies of intentionally misleading patients about the dangers of painkillers and promoting benefits of the drugs not backed by science.
Purdue Pharma, in its response to the lawsuit, said OxyContin accounts for less than 2 percent of the opioid prescription painkillers sold nationally.
When painkillers are used, acupuncture can help relieve the discomfort of potential side-effects.
Painkillers are generally prescribed after such surgeries, and many carry warnings to avoid driving while taking them.
As more Americans rely on prescription painkillers, heavy-duty sedatives, and other pills to get through the day, cases like Woods’ have become increasingly common and frustrating for police.
Cocaine was second only to fentanyl — a cheap, synthetic painkiller — in contributing to Florida overdose deaths in the first half of the last year, medical examiner records show.
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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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