from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A medication that reduces or eliminates pain.
- adj. Of or causing analgesia.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any medicine, such as aspirin, that reduces pain without inducing unconsciousness.
- adj. Of or relating to analgesia; anodyne.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. serving to reduce the sensibility to pain without loss of consciousness.
- n. a medication which serves to reduce the sensibility to pain without loss of consciousness. Aspirin and acetaminophen (Tylenol) are commonly used non-prescription analgesics.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as analgetic.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. capable of relieving pain
- n. a medicine used to relieve pain
From analgesia ("absence of pain"), from New Latin, from Ancient Greek ἀν- (an-, "without") + ἄλγησις (algēsis, "sense of pain"), from ἄλγος (algos, "pain"). (Wiktionary)