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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).
1. A medicine, such as aspirin, that relieves pain.
2. A source of soothing comfort.
1. (Pharmacology) a drug that relieves pain; analgesic
2. anything that alleviates mental distress
capable of relieving pain or distress
[C16: from Latin anōdynus, from Greek anōdunos painless, from an- + odunē pain]
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.
a pain-relieving medicine, as an opiate or narcotic.See also: Remedies
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|Noun||1.||anodyne - 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
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
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 pain; "the anodyne properties of certain drugs"; "an analgesic effect"|
moderating - lessening in intensity or strength
n. anodino, agente mitigador del dolor;