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pain·kill·er

 (pān′kĭl′ər)
n.
An agent, such as an analgesic drug, that relieves pain.

pain′kill′ing adj.

painkiller

(ˈpeɪnˌkɪlə)
n
1. (Medicine) an analgesic drug or agent
2. (Medicine) anything that relieves pain

pain•kill•er

(ˈpeɪnˌkɪl ər)

n.
a drug or treatment that relieves pain, esp. an analgesic.
[1850–55, Amer.]
pain′kill`ing, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.painkiller - a medicine used to relieve painpainkiller - a medicine used to relieve pain  
acetaminophen, Anacin III, Datril, Panadol, Phenaphen, Tempra, Tylenol - an analgesic for mild pain but not for inflammation; also used as an antipyretic; (Datril, Tylenol, Panadol, Phenaphen, Tempra, and Anacin III are trademarks of brands of acetaminophen tablets)
acetanilid, acetanilide, phenylacetamide - a white crystalline compound used as an analgesic and also as an antipyretic
acetophenetidin, acetphenetidin, phenacetin - a white crystalline compound used as an analgesic and also as an antipyretic
amidopyrine, aminopyrine - a white crystalline substance used as an analgesic and antipyretic
acetylsalicylic acid, aspirin, Bayer, Empirin, St. Joseph - the acetylated derivative of salicylic acid; used as an analgesic anti-inflammatory drug (trade names Bayer, Empirin, and St. Joseph) usually taken in tablet form; used as an antipyretic; slows clotting of the blood by poisoning platelets
codeine - derivative of opium; used as an antitussive (to relieve coughing) and an analgesic (to relieve pain)
colchicine - an analgesic drug derived from the saffron plant and used to treat gout
Fentanyl, Sublimaze - trade names of a narcotic analgesic that can be inhaled and that acts on the central nervous system and may become addictive; used as a veterinary anesthetic and with other drugs before, during, and after surgery; also used as a nonlethal gas to incapacitate people in hostage situations; also abused as a recreational drug
Dilaudid, hydromorphone, hydromorphone hydrochloride - a narcotic analgesic (trade name Dilaudid) used to treat moderate to severe pain
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
morphia, morphine - an alkaloid narcotic drug extracted from opium; a powerful, habit-forming narcotic used to relieve pain
pentazocine, Talwin - analgesic drug (trade name Talwin) that is less addictive than morphine
phenazopyridine, Pyridium - analgesic (trade name Pyridium) used to treat urinary tract infections
Darvon, propoxyphene, propoxyphene hydrochloride - a mildly narcotic analgesic drug (trade name Darvon) related to methadone but less addictive
sodium salicylate - a crystalline salt used as an analgesic and antipyretic

painkiller

noun analgesic, drug, remedy, anaesthetic, sedative, palliative, anodyne Try a painkiller such as paracetamol.
Translations
مُسَكِّنٌمُسَكِّن للأوجاع
lék proti bolesti
smertestillende middel
kipulääkesärkylääke
משכך כאבים
sredstvo protiv boli
fájdalomcsillapító
verkjastillandi lyf
痛み止め鎮静剤
진통제
liek proti bolesti
smärtstillande medel
ยาแก้ปวด
ağrı kesenağrı kesici
thuốc giảm đau

painkiller

[ˈpeɪnkɪləʳ] Nanalgésico m

painkiller

[ˈpeɪnkɪlər] nantidouleur m

painkiller

[ˈpeɪnˌkɪləʳ] nanalgesico, antidolorifico

pain

(pein) noun
hurt or suffering of the body or mind. a pain in the chest.
verb
to cause suffering or upset to (someone). It pained her to admit that she was wrong.
pained adjective
showing or expressing pain. a pained expression.
ˈpainful adjective
causing pain. a painful injury.
ˈpainfully adverb
ˈpainless adjective
without pain. painless childbirth.
ˈpainlessly adverb
ˈpainkiller noun
a drug etc which lessens or removes pain.
ˈpainstaking (ˈpeinz-) adjective
going to great trouble and taking great care. a painstaking student.
a pain in the neck
a person who is constantly annoying. People who are always complaining are a pain in the neck.
take pains
to take great trouble and care (to do something). He took great pains to make sure we enjoyed ourselves.

painkiller

مُسَكِّنٌ lék proti bolesti smertestillende middel Schmerzmittel παυσίπονο calmante särkylääke analgésique sredstvo protiv boli antidolorifico 痛み止め 진통제 pijnstiller smertestillende middel środek przeciwbólowy analgésico болеутоляющее средство smärtstillande medel ยาแก้ปวด ağrı kesici thuốc giảm đau 止痛药

painkiller

n (fam) analgésico (form), calmante m, pastilla para el dolor
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