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[¹an- + -algesia + -ic]

1. Relieving pain.
2. A drug that relieves pain. Analgesic drugs include nonprescription drugs, such as aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents, and those drugs classified as controlled substances and available only by prescription.
SYN: SEE: analgetic

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