painkiller

[ peyn-kil-er ]
/ ˈpeɪnˌkɪl ər /

noun

a drug, treatment, or anything else that relieves pain, especially an analgesic.

Nearby words

  1. paine, thomas,
  2. pained,
  3. painesville,
  4. painful,
  5. painfully,
  6. painless,
  7. painlessly,
  8. pains,
  9. painstaking,
  10. paint

Origin of painkiller

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55; pain + killer

Related formspain·kill·ing, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for painkiller

painkiller

/ (ˈpeɪnˌkɪlə) /

noun

an analgesic drug or agent
anything that relieves pain
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