anodyne

  • 1 anodyne — 1 Anodyne, analgesic, anesthetic all denote something used to relieve or prevent pain, all are freely used both substantively and adjectivally, and all have a related noun, anodynia, analgesia, anesthesia, denoting the corresponding state.… …

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  • 2 Anodyne — Album par Uncle Tupelo Sortie 5 octobre 1991 Enregistrement mai juin 1993 Cedar Creek studio, Austin Durée 43 min …

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  • 3 Anodyne — An o*dyne ([a^]n [ o]*d[imac]n), a. [L. anodynus, Gr. ? free from pain, stilling pain; an priv. + ? pain: cf. F. anodin.] Serving to assuage pain; soothing. [1913 Webster] The anodyne draught of oblivion. Burke. [1913 Webster] Note: The word [in… …

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  • 4 Anodyne — An o*dyne, n. [L. anodynon. See {Anodyne}, a.] Any medicine which allays pain, as an opiate or narcotic; anything that soothes disturbed feelings. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 5 anodyne — (adj.) 1540s, from M.L. anodynus pain removing, allaying pain, from L. anodynus painless, from Gk. anodynos free from pain, from an without (see AN (Cf. an ) (1)) + odyne pain, a word perhaps from PIE root *ed to eat (Cf. , from t …

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  • 6 anodyne — index beneficial, drug, medicinal, narcotic (adjective), narcotic (noun), remedial Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burt …

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  • 7 anodyne — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ unlikely to cause offence or disagreement; bland. ► NOUN ▪ a painkilling drug or medicine. ORIGIN Greek an dunos painless …

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  • 8 anodyne — [an′ō dīn΄, an′ədīn΄] adj. [L anodynus < Gr anōdynos < an , without + odynē, pain] 1. relieving or lessening pain; soothing 2. lacking zest, vigor, etc.; bland; insipid n. anything that relieves pain or soothes anodynic [an΄ədin′ik] adj …

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  • 9 Anodyne — An anodyne (Greek αν, loss, and οδυνη, pain: a cause which relieves pain) is a medicine that relieves or soothes pain by lessening the sensitivity of the brain or nervous system. Also called an analgesic (or colloquially a painkiller ).The term… …

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  • 10 anodyne — an|o|dyne1 [ˈænədaın] adj formal [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: anodynus, from Greek, from an without + odyne pain ] expressed in a way that is unlikely to offend anyone = ↑bland ▪ anodyne topics of conversation anodyne 2 anodyne2 n …

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  • 11 anodyne — [[t]æ̱nədaɪn[/t]] ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe something as anodyne, you are criticizing it because it has no strong characteristics and is not likely to excite, interest, or upset anyone. [FORMAL] Their quarterly meetings were… …

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  • 12 anodyne — I. adjective Etymology: Latin anodynos, from Greek anōdynos, from a + odynē pain; probably akin to Old English etan to eat Date: 1543 1. serving to alleviate pain 2. not likely to offend or arouse tensions ; innocuous II. noun …

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  • 13 anodyne — anodynic /an euh din ik/, adj. /an euh duyn /, n. 1. a medicine that relieves or allays pain. 2. anything that relieves distress or pain: The music was an anodyne to his grief. adj. 3. relieving pain. 4. soothing to the mind or feelings. [1535… …

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  • 14 anodyne — A compound less potent than an anesthetic or a narcotic but capable of relieving pain. [G. an priv. + odyne, pain] * * * an·o·dyne an ə .dīn adj serving to ease pain anodyne n a drug that allays pain * * * n. any treatment o …

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  • 15 anodyne — an·o·dyne || ænəʊdaɪn n. anodyne agent, drug used to soothe pain adj. reducing pain; soothing …

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  • 16 anodyne — 1 adjective expressed in a way that is unlikely to offend anyone: anodyne topics of conversation 2 noun (C) 1 technical a medicine that reduces pain 2 formal an activity or thing that comforts people …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 anodyne — /ˈænədaɪn / (say anuhduyn) noun 1. a medicine, especially a drug, that relieves or removes pain. 2. anything relieving distress. –adjective 3. relieving pain. 4. soothing to the feelings. 5. insipid; bland: an anodyne, inane and instantly… …

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  • 18 anodyne — adj. & n. adj. 1 able to relieve pain. 2 mentally soothing. n. an anodyne drug or medicine. Etymology: L anodynus f. Gk anodunos painless (as AN (1), odune pain) …

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  • 19 anodyne — Synonyms and related words: Amytal, Amytal pill, Demerol, Dolophine, H, Luminal, Luminal pill, M, Mickey Finn, Nembutal, Nembutal pill, Seconal, Seconal pill, Tuinal, Tuinal pill, alcohol, alleviating, alleviative, alleviator, amobarbital sodium …

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  • 20 Anodyne — A substance for killing pain. Bocconia, Carica, Coleus, Datura, Etada, Jessenia, Myroxylon, Persea, Piscidia, Tamarindus, Zanthoxylum …

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