An"o*dyne (#), a. [L. anodynus, Gr. free from pain, stilling pain; priv. + pain: cf. F. anodin.]

Serving to assuage pain; soothing.

The anodyne draught of oblivion. Burke.

⇒ "The word [in a medical sense] in chiefly applied to the different preparations of opium, belladonna, hyoscyamus, and lettuce." Am. Cyc.


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An"o*dyne, n. [L. anodynon. See Anodyne, a.]

Any medicine which allays pain, as an opiate or narcotic; anything that soothes disturbed feelings.


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