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anodyne

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Etymology

From Mediaeval Latin anodynus (pain-removing) < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] anodynus (painless) < Ancient Greek ἀνώδυνος (anōdynos), free from pain) < ἀν- (an-), without) + ὀδύνη (odynē), pain).

Adjective

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Positive
anodyne

Comparative
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  1. Capable of soothing or eliminating pain.
    Paracetamol has an anodyne effect.
  2. (figuratively) Soothing or relaxing.
    ClassicFM's music is rather anodyne.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Noncontentious, blandly agreeable, unlikely to cause offence or debate.
    ClassicFM's music is rather anodyne.

Translations

Noun

Singular
anodyne

Plural
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anodyne ({{{1}}})
  1. (pharmacology) Any medicine or other agent that relieves pain.
  2. (figuratively) A source of relaxation or comfort.
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