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analgesic

noun [C] uk   us   /ˌæn.əlˈdʒiː.zɪk/
a type of drug that stops you from feeling pain: This cream contains a mild analgesic to soothe stings and bites.
analgesic
adjective uk   us  
analgesic properties
Translations of “analgesic”
in Chinese (Traditional) 止痛藥,鎮痛劑…
in Chinese (Simplified) 止痛剂,镇痛药…
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