anodyne definition

  • adjective:
    • Capable of relaxing or getting rid of pain.
    • calming: anodyne books about country life.
    • Serving to assuage pain; relaxing.
    • with the capacity of relieving discomfort
  • noun:
    • A medicine, particularly aspirin, that relieves pain.
    • A source of relaxing convenience.
    • Any medication or any other agent that relieves pain.
    • A source of leisure or comfort.
    • Any medication which allays discomfort, as an opiate or narcotic; something that soothes disturbed thoughts.
    • A medicine or medication which relieves pain, as an opiate or a narcotic; thus, figuratively, something that allays psychological discomfort or distress.
    • a medicine used to relieve pain
  • others:
    • Having power to decrease pain; therefore, soothing to your thoughts.

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