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Aug 11, 2017
This week’s theme
Words related to medicine

This week’s words
antitussive
aperient
emetic
diuretic
analgesic

Le Pain
Le Pain
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Words from animals
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analgesic

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.

USAGE:
“Many people argue that Mr Abe’s monetary and fiscal stimulus has served only as an analgesic, masking the need for radical structural reform.”
Overhyped, Underappreciated; The Economist (London, UK); Jul 30, 2016.

See more usage examples of analgesic in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The hands that help are better far / Than lips that pray. / Love is the ever gleaming star / That leads the way, / That shines, not on vague worlds of bliss, / But on a paradise in this. -Robert Green Ingersoll, lawyer and orator (11 Aug 1833-1899)

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