painkiller

[ peyn-kil-er ]
/ ˈpeɪnˌkɪl ər /

noun

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

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Origin of painkiller

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

OTHER WORDS FROM painkiller

painkilling, 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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