PRONUNCIATION: (an-uhl-JEE-zik, -sik)

MEANING: adjective: Reducing or eliminating pain.
noun: Something that reduces or relieves pain.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin analgesia (absence of pain), from Greek analgesia, from an- (not) + algos (pain). Earliest documented use: 1852.

BANALGESIC - a pain-reliever with nothing to distinguish it from any other

ANALOGESIC - not communicating in a digital fashion

ANALGENIC - a DNA-carried tendency to be an asshole