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Adjective: anodyne  'a-nu,dIn
  1. Capable of relieving pain
    "the anodyne properties of certain drugs";
    - analgesic, analgetic
     
  2. Unlikely to cause offence or debate; bland and inoffensive
    "it's pretty anodyne stuff and not always well informed"
Noun: anodyne  'a-nu,dIn
  1. A medicine used to relieve pain
    - analgesic, painkiller, pain pill

Derived forms: anodynes

See also: moderating

Type of: medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine

Encyclopedia: Anodyne