anodynes

plural of anodyne
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as in sedatives
something (as a drug) that relieves pain the dentist prescribed an anodyne after the root canal

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as in narcotics
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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“Anodynes.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/anodynes. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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