Meaning of “analgesic” in the English Dictionary

"analgesic" in British English

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analgesicnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌæn.əlˈdʒiː.zɪk/ 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.
adjective uk us

analgesic properties

(Definition of “analgesic” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"analgesic" in American English

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us /ˌæn·əlˈdʒi·zɪk, -sɪk/

tending to reduce or prevent pain:

Did you know that the caffeine in coffee has analgesic qualities?

(Definition of “analgesic” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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