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Word of the Day 6/28/14 Anodyne

Anodyne (noun, adjective)
an·o·dyne [an-uh-dahyn]


noun
1. a medicine that relieves or allays pain.
2. anything that relieves distress or pain: The music was an anodyne to his grief.

adjective
3. relieving pain.
4. soothing to the mind or feelings.

Origin: 1535–45; < Latin anōdynus < Greek anṓdynos painless, equivalent to an- an-1 + ōdyn- (stem of odýnē pain, with lengthening of o ) + -os adj. suffix

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