Definition of analgesic in English:

analgesic

Line breaks: an|al¦gesic
Pronunciation: /ˌan(ə)lˈdʒiːzɪk
 
, -sɪk/
Medicine

adjective

  • (Of a drug) acting to relieve pain.
    More example sentences
    • The regular intake of three or more analgesic tablets daily or narcotics or ergotamine on more than two days a week are suggested arbitrary limits.
    • Because of the high incidence of breakthrough pain, it is important for patients to have immediate-release analgesic medication available.
    • They are given a log to record the quantity and type of pain experienced and the time and type of analgesic medications used, as well as a visual analog scale to score their daily pain rating.
    Synonyms
    painkilling, anodyne, pain-relieving
    rare palliative

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