Meaning of anodyne

an•o•dyne

Pronunciation: (an'u-dīn"), [key]
— n.
  1. a medicine that relieves or allays pain.
  2. anything that relieves distress or pain: The music was an anodyne to his grief.
—adj.
  1. relieving pain.
  2. soothing to the mind or feelings.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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