Definition of painkilling in English:

painkilling

adjective

  • See painkiller

    • ‘An infusion of painkilling medicine may be given into a vein (via a ‘drip’).’
    • ‘The anaesthetist will also use strong painkilling drugs to control pain during and after surgery.’
    • ‘There are many other alternative painkilling and anti-inflammatory medicines available.’
    • ‘The tube is usually connected to an automatic pump, and the painkilling drug is passed through the tube every hour to keep the lower body numb.’
    • ‘The painkilling mechanism of these drugs is still not fully understood.’

Pronunciation

painkilling

/ˈpeɪnˌkɪlɪŋ/