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English definition of “analgesic”

analgesic

noun [C] uk   /ˌæn.əlˈdʒiː.zɪk/ us  
a type of drug that stops you from feeling pain: This cream contains a mild analgesic to soothe stings and bites.Specific medicines and drugsSpecific types of drug
analgesic
adjective uk   us  
analgesic propertiesSpecific medicines and drugsSpecific types of drug
(Definition of analgesic from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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