Analgesic An`al*ge"sic, a. [NL., fr. Gr. 'analghsi`a; 'an priv. + 'a`lghsis sense of pain.] (Med.) serving to reduce the sensibility to pain without loss of consciousness. [PJC] ||

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  • analgesic — [[t]æ̱n(ə)lʤi͟ːzɪk[/t]] analgesics ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n An analgesic drug reduces the effect of pain. [FORMAL] Aloe may have an analgesic effect on inflammation and minor skin irritations. Syn: painkiller N COUNT An analgesic is an analgesic… …   English dictionary

  • analgesic — an|al|ge|sic [ˌænəlˈdʒi:zık] n technical a drug that reduces pain = ↑painkiller ▪ Aspirin is a popular analgesic. >analgesic adj [only before noun] ▪ drugs that have an analgesic effect on ulcers …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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