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anodyne

adjective

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anodyne

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1 something (as a drug) that relieves pain
  • the dentist prescribed an anodyne after the root canal

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2 something that soothes, calms, or induces passivity or a sense of security
  • as an anodyne for the stress and superficiality of the modern world, there's nothing better than reading a literary classic of substance and insight

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“Anodyne.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/anodyne. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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