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