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Meaning of ANODYNE

Pronunciation:  'anu`dIn

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a medicine used in to relieve pain
  2. [adj]  capable of relieving pain; "the anodyne properties of certain drugs"; "an analgesic effect"

ANODYNE is a 7 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: analgesic, analgesic, analgetic, moderating, pain pill, painkiller
 See Also: acetaminophen, acetanilid, acetanilide, acetophenetidin, acetphenetidin, acetylsalicylic acid, amidopyrine, aminopyrine, Anacin III, aspirin, Bayer, codeine, colchine, Darvon, Datril, Dilaudid, Empirin, hydromorphone, hydromorphone hydrochloride, medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine, morphia, morphine, Panadol, pentazocine, phenacetin, Phenaphen, phenazopyridine, phenylacetamide, propoxyphene, propoxyphene hydrochloride, Pyridium, sodium salicylate, Talwin, Tempra, Tylenol



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \An"o*dyne\ ([a^]n"[-o]*d[imac]n), a. [L. anodynus, Gr.
    ? free from pain, stilling pain; 'an priv. + ? pain: cf. F.
    Serving to assuage pain; soothing.
          The anodyne draught of oblivion.         --Burke.
    Note: ``The word [in a medical sense] in chiefly applied to
          the different preparations of opium, belladonna,
          hyoscyamus, and lettuce.'' --Am. Cyc.
  2. \An"o*dyne\, n. [L. anodynon. See {Anodyne}, a.]
    Any medicine which allays pain, as an opiate or narcotic;
    anything that soothes disturbed feelings.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: An externally-applied salve or medication that relieves pain or discomfort.
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