Definition of “codeine” - English Dictionary

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“codeine” in British English

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codeinenoun [ U ]

uk /ˈkəʊ.diːn/ us /ˈkoʊ.diːn/

a drug made from opium that is used to reduce pain

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

“codeine” in American English

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codeinenoun [ U ]

us /ˈkoʊ·din/

a drug which is used in medicine to block pain

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