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Date: 1700-1800
Language: Modern Latin
Origin: Greek, from an- 'without' + algesis 'sense of pain' (from algos 'pain')

analgesia

noun
     
an‧al‧ge‧si‧a [uncountable]
technical the condition of being unable to feel pain while conscious

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