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anodyne

(adjective) Capable of soothing or eliminating pain.

Synonyms: analgesic, analgetic

Usage: She was in intense pain following the surgery and wondered whether the anodyne properties of her medication would be sufficient.
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anodyne
Definition: (adjective) Capable of soothing or eliminating pain.
Synonyms: analgesic, analgetic
Usage: She was in intense pain following the surgery and wondered whether the anodyne properties of her medication would be sufficient.
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Anodyne is a confusing word to me. My first thought, when I see it, is it's something related to the anode in electrochemical processes.

I could easily misconstrue the etymology of the word. I could combine "anode" with with Greek dynamis "power" to get "anodyne", meaning something that works well with the anode.

Online Etymology Dictionary gives this etymology of "anodyne".
anodyne (adj.)
"having power to relieve pain," 1540s, from Medieval Latin anodynus "pain-removing, allaying pain," from Latin anodynus "painless," from Greek anodynos "free from pain," from an- "without" (see an- (1)) + odyne "pain, torment" (of the body or mind), a word of uncertain origin, evidently Indo-European, but none of the proposed etymologies satisfies Beekes. Some suggest it is a suffixed form of PIE root *ed- "to eat" (see edible; compare Lithuanian edžioti "to devour, bite," edžiotis "to suffer pain").

As a noun, "substance which alleviates pain," 1540s; in old slang, frequently a euphemism for "death" (as the final relief from the mental pain or distress of life) as in anodyne necklace "hangman's noose." Related: Anodynous.

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anodyne.- Definition: (adjective) Capable of soothing or eliminating pain.
Synonyms: analgesic, analgetic
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