analgesic


noun

  1. a remedy that relieves or allays pain.

adjective

  1. of, relating to, or causing analgesia, or the relief of pain.

adjective

  1. of or causing analgesia

noun

  1. a substance that produces analgesia
adj.

“tending to remove pain,” 1848, from analgesia + -ic. Alternative form analgetic is preferred by linguistic purists but is less common in use. The noun meaning “an analgesic preparation” recorded by 1860.

n.

  1. A medication capable of reducing or eliminating pain.analgetic

adj.

  1. Characterized by analgesia.

  1. A drug used to eliminate pain; a painkiller. Aspirin and acetaminophen are analgesics.

A drug, such as aspirin, that relieves pain in the body.

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