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painkillernoun [C]

us   /ˈpeɪnˌkɪl·ər/
a pill or other medicine used to reduce or remove physical pain
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painkillernoun [C]

uk   /ˈpeɪnˌkɪl.ər/ us   /ˈpeɪnˌkɪl.ɚ/
a drug that is used to reduce or remove physical pain: The body produces chemicals that are natural painkillers.
painkilling
adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈpeɪnˌkɪl.ɪŋ/ us   /ˈpeɪnˌkɪl.ɪŋ/
This tiny capsule contains effective painkilling ingredients.
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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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