What does anodyne mean?

Definitions for anodyne
ˈæn əˌdaɪnan·o·dyne

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. analgesic, anodyne, painkiller, pain pill(adj)

    a medicine used to relieve pain

  2. analgesic, analgetic, anodyne(adj)

    capable of relieving pain

    "the anodyne properties of certain drugs"; "an analgesic effect"

Wiktionary

  1. anodyne(Noun)

    Any medicine or other agent that relieves pain.

    Etymology: From anodynus, from ἀνώδυνος, from ἀν- + ὀδύνη.

  2. anodyne(Noun)

    A source of relaxation or comfort.

    Etymology: From anodynus, from ἀνώδυνος, from ἀν- + ὀδύνη.

  3. anodyne(Adjective)

    Capable of soothing or eliminating pain.

    Etymology: From anodynus, from ἀνώδυνος, from ἀν- + ὀδύνη.

  4. anodyne(Adjective)

    Soothing or relaxing.

    Classical music is rather anodyne.

    Etymology: From anodynus, from ἀνώδυνος, from ἀν- + ὀδύνη.

  5. anodyne(Adjective)

    Noncontentious, blandly agreeable, unlikely to cause offence or debate; bland, inoffensive.

    Etymology: From anodynus, from ἀνώδυνος, from ἀν- + ὀδύνη.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Anodyne(adj)

    serving to assuage pain; soothing

    Etymology: [L. anodynus, Gr. free from pain, stilling pain; 'an priv. + pain: cf. F. anodin.]

  2. Anodyne(adj)

    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.]

Freebase

  1. Anodyne

    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

  1. Anodyne

    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.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of anodyne in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of anodyne in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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Translations for anodyne

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  • болкоуспокояващо, намаляващ болката, успокояващBulgarian
  • anodíCatalan, Valencian
  • anodinoSpanish
  • vaisu, rauhoittava, kipulääke, lievittävä, lievitys, neutraaliFinnish
  • calmant, apaisant, analgésiqueFrench
  • anodinoItalian
  • アノードJapanese
  • curarum lenimenLatin
  • anodyneNorwegian
  • łagodzącyPolish
  • успокоение, болеутоляющий, безобидный, болеутоляющее, успокаивающий, анальгетикRussian
  • dövande, smärtstillande, blek, lugnande, narkotisk, nedtonad, urvattnadSwedish
  • yatıştırıcıTurkish
  • АнодінUkrainian
  • انوڈینUrdu

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