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anodyne


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Anodyne  \An"o*dyne\,  n.  [L.  anodynon  See  {Anodyne},  a.] 
  Any  medicine  which  allays  pain,  as  an  opiate  or  narcotic; 
  anything  that  soothes  disturbed  feelings. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Anodyne  \An"o*dyne\  ([a^]n"[-o]*d[imac]n),  a.  [L.  anodynus  Gr 
  ?  free  from  pain,  stilling  pain;  'an  priv.  +  ?  pain:  cf  F. 
  anodin.] 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  anodyne 
  adj  :  capable  of  relieving  pain;  "the  anodyne  properties  of 
  certain  drugs";  "an  analgesic  effect"  [syn:  {analgesic}, 
  {analgetic}] 
  n  :  a  medicine  used  in  to  relieve  pain  [syn:  {analgesic},  {painkiller}, 
  {pain  pill}] 




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