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anodyne

an·o·dyne

anodyne

pronunciation:
ae n daIn
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a medication that reduces pain.
antonyms:
irritant
similar words:
analgesic, lenitive
definition 2: anything that relieves physical or emotional suffering.
antonyms:
irritant
similar words:
lenitive
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: reducing pain.
similar words:
analgesic, lenitive
definition 2: relieving suffering; soothing.
similar words:
analgesic, lenitive
Word Parts
The word anodyne contains the following part:
a-1, an-1 Greek prefix that means not, without
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Words prefixed with a-1, an-1 are nouns and adjectives. Some are loanwords from Greek (amorphous , atrophy ). Others are English formations, which may attach the prefix to English words of Latin origin (asocial , amoral ) or Greek origin (apolitical). The form a-1 is used before bases beginning with a consonant, while an-1 is used before bases beginning with a vowel.