anodyne

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anodyne

a drug that relieves pain; analgesic
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But still later, in the slough of brain-fag and intellectual weariness, I was to remember and know the craving for the anodyne that resides in alcohol.
Mercy on us, Anne, you've flavored that cake with ANODYNE LINIMENT.
The anodyne of muddledom, by which most men blur and blend their mistakes, never passed Leonard's lips--