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ANODYNE (from Gr. av-, privative, and...

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Originally appearing in Volume V02, Page 79 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ANODYNE (from Gr. av-, privative, and oSi vo, pain), a cause which relieves pain. The term is commonly applied to medicines which lessen the sensibility of the brain or nervous system, such as morphia, &c.
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