Monday, 6 February 2012

Entry:    analgesics (n.) 

In context:   “The bedside table is littered with both OTC and prescription expectorants and pertussives and analgesics and Vitamin-C megaspansules…”

Definition:    A drug or other treatment that relieves or reduces pain

Other:    Here’s a nice, cheery Monday morning usage for you (courtesy of Teen Vogue, of all things):

2003    Teen Vogue Aug.–Sept. 184/1   Incidence of emergency-room visits related to overdose on narcotic analgesics (such as Vicodin, Oxycontin, or Percocet) more than doubled between 1994 and 2001.

SNOOT score:   1

Page:   60

Source:   Oxford English Dictionary

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