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painkillerpain‧kill‧er /ˈpeɪnˌkɪlə $ -ər/ ●○○ noun [countable]  MDa medicine which reduces or removes pain an overdose of painkillers
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painkillerSome hot lemon drinks contain only a painkiller as the active ingredient and these can cost a lot more than an unbranded painkiller.He prescribed a painkiller and suggested she keep busy, then he shooed her away and chided her for malingering.Labels on acetaminophen painkillers recommend consulting a doctor if a person has had more than three alcoholic drinks, he said.It is described by its adherents as a self-administered painkiller.She would scream if anyone came near her left arm, and she cried at night, begging for painkillers.He shook out a handful of painkillers - the box was nearly empty.I took strong painkillers so that I could fly home immediately and be assessed here.Favre underwent chemical abuse rehabilitation during the offseason because of an addiction to painkillers.
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