Analgesic - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌænəlˈdʒiːzɪk|  American pronunciation of the word analgesic
Brit.  |ˌan(ə)lˈdʒiːzɪk|  British pronunciation of the word analgesic

noun

- a medicine used to relieve pain (syn: anodyne, painkiller)

adjective

- capable of relieving pain(syn: analgetic, anodyne)

Examples

...the doctor prescribed an analgesic and rest for my injured knee...

Aspirin is a popular analgesic.

drugs that have an analgesic effect on ulcers

Word forms

noun
singular: analgesic
plural: analgesics
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