painkiller Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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painkillernoun [C]

uk   /ˈpeɪnˌkɪl.ər/  us   //
a ​drug that is used to ​reduce or ​removephysicalpain: The ​bodyproduceschemicals that are ​natural painkillers.
painkilling
adjective [before noun] uk   us   /-ɪŋ/
This ​tinycapsulecontainseffective painkilling ingredients.
(Definition of painkiller from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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painkillernoun [C]

 us   /ˈpeɪnˌkɪl·ər/
a ​pill or other ​medicine used to ​reduce or ​removephysicalpain
(Definition of painkiller from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “painkiller”
in Arabic مُسَكِّن…
in Korean 진통제…
in Portuguese analgésico…
in Catalan analgèsic, calmant…
in Japanese 鎮痛剤…
in Chinese (Simplified) 止痛药…
in Turkish ağrı kesici…
in Russian болеутоляющее средство…
in Chinese (Traditional) 止痛藥…
in Italian antidolorifico…
in Polish lek lub środek przeciwbólowy…
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