anodyne

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an·o·dyne

 (ăn′ə-dīn′)
adj.
1. Capable of soothing or eliminating pain.
2. Relaxing: anodyne novels about country life.
3. Watered-down; insipid: "Many journalists, desperate to escape the anodyne and often absurd publicity releases, were drawn to Bogart's caustic, irreverent and highly quotable outbursts" (Jeffrey Meyers).
n.
1. A medicine, such as aspirin, that relieves pain.
2. A source of soothing comfort.

[Latin anōdynus, from Greek anōdunos, free from pain : an-, without; see a-1 + odunē, pain; see ed- in Indo-European roots.]
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anodyne

(ˈænəˌdaɪn)
n
1. (Pharmacology) a drug that relieves pain; analgesic
2. anything that alleviates mental distress
adj
capable of relieving pain or distress
[C16: from Latin anōdynus, from Greek anōdunos painless, from an- + odunē pain]
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an•o•dyne

(ˈæn əˌdaɪn)

n.
1. anything that relieves pain or distress.
adj.
2. relieving pain.
3. soothing to the feelings.
[1535–45; < Latin anōdynus < Greek anṓdynos painless]
an`o•dyn′ic (-ˈdɪn ɪk) adj.
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anodyne

a pain-relieving medicine, as an opiate or narcotic.
See also: Remedies
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.anodyne - a medicine used to relieve painanodyne - 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
Adj.1.anodyne - capable of relieving painanodyne - capable of relieving pain; "the anodyne properties of certain drugs"; "an analgesic effect"
moderating - lessening in intensity or strength
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anodyne

adjective
1. bland, dull, boring, insipid, unexciting, uninspiring, uninteresting, mind-numbing (informal) Their quarterly meetings were anodyne affairs.
noun
1. painkiller, narcotic, palliative, analgesic, pain reliever Leisure is a kind of anodyne.
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Translations
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anodyne

[ˈænəʊdaɪn]
A. ADJ (Med) → analgésico (fig) → anodino
B. N (Med) → analgésico m (fig) → remedio m
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anodyne

[ˈænədaɪn] adj (= bland) [remark, comment] → anodin(e); [event] → anodin(e)
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anodyne

n (Med) → schmerzstillendes Mittel, Schmerzmittel nt; (fig)Wohltat f
adj (Med) → schmerzstillend; (fig)wohltuend, beruhigend
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anodyne

[ˈænəʊˌdaɪn]
1. n (Med) → analgesico, calmante m (fig) (liter) → rimedio
he used to speak of work as "the great anodyne" → soleva definire il lavoro la migliore delle medicine
2. adj (Med) → analgesico/a, calmante (fig) (bland, neutral) → anodino
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an·o·dyne

n. anodino, agente mitigador del dolor;
a. insípido-a.
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