analgesic, anodyne, painkiller, pain pilladjective
a medicine used to relieve pain
analgesic, analgetic, anodyneadjective
capable of relieving pain
"the anodyne properties of certain drugs"; "an analgesic effect"
Any medicine or other agent that relieves pain.
A source of relaxation or comfort.
Capable of soothing or eliminating pain.
Soothing or relaxing.
Classical music is rather anodyne.
Noncontentious, blandly agreeable, unlikely to cause offence or debate; bland, inoffensive.
Etymology: From anodynus, from ἀνώδυνος, from ἀν- + ὀδύνη.
serving to assuage pain; soothing
any medicine which allays pain, as an opiate or narcotic; anything that soothes disturbed feelings
Etymology: [L. anodynus, Gr. free from pain, stilling pain; 'an priv. + pain: cf. F. anodin.]
In medicine before the 20th century, an anodyne was a drug that was believed to relieve or soothe pain by lessening the sensitivity of the brain or nervous system. It was essentially an analgesic. Some definitions restrict the term to topical medications, including herbal simples such as onion, lily, root of mallows, leaves of violet, and elderberry. Other definitions include ingested narcotics, hypnotics, and opiates. Certain compound medicines were also called by this name, such as anodyne balsam, made of castile soap, camphor, saffron, and spirit of wine, and digested in a sand heat. It was recommended not only for easing extreme pain, but for assisting in discharging the peccant matter that occurred with the pain.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
an′o-dīn, n. a medicine that allays pain, whether acting on the nerves and nerve terminations (aconite, belladonna, cocaine), on the brain (chloral, Indian hemp), or on all these parts (opium, bromide of potassium). [Gr.; a, an, neg., and odynē, pain.]
The numerical value of anodyne in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of anodyne in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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- успокояващ, болкоуспокояващо, намаляващ болкатаBulgarian
- anodíCatalan, Valencian
- rauhoittava, kipulääke, lievittävä, lievitys, vaisu, neutraaliFinnish
- apaisant, analgésique, calmantFrench
- curarum lenimenLatin
- безобидный, болеутоляющее, успокаивающий, анальгетик, болеутоляющий, успокоениеRussian
- smärtstillande, dövande, lugnande, urvattnad, nedtonad, blek, narkotiskSwedish
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