painkiller

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noun pain·kill·er \ˈpān-ˌki-lər\

Definition of painkiller

  1. :  something (as a drug) that relieves pain

pain–killing

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painkilling

adjective

Examples of painkiller in a sentence

  1. I took some over-the-counter painkillers for my headache.

  2. <a lot of painkillers have turned out to be addictive substances for patients>

1849

First Known Use of painkiller

1849

Variants of painkiller

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pain–killer


PAINKILLER Defined for English Language Learners

painkiller

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noun pain·kill·er \ˈpān-ˌki-lər\

Definition of painkiller for English Language Learners

  • : a drug that decreases or removes pain that you feel in your body


Medical Dictionary

painkiller

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noun pain·kill·er \-ˌkil-ər\

Medical Definition of painkiller

  1. :  something (as a drug) that relieves pain

painkilling

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