• WordNet 3.6
    • n painkiller a medicine used to relieve pain
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  • Gore Vidal
    “Democracy is supposed to give you the feeling of choice, like Painkiller X and Painkiller Y. But they're both just aspirin.”


In literature:

The "painkiller" had been especially good.
"Children of the Frost" by Jack London
Gordon found one tablet of painkiller left in the bottle and swallowed it with the dregs of the coffee.
"Police Your Planet" by Lester del Rey
Stuffed himself till his hide was stretched as tight as a sausage skin, and then howled for painkiller.
"Letters from a Self-Made Merchant to His Son" by George Horace Lorimer
I swallowed a painkiller and looked around at my drooping, sack-eyed assistants who had shared the sleepless seventy-two hour task.
"The Misplaced Battleship" by Harry Harrison (AKA Henry Maxwell Dempsey)
One day a man came along, sat down, and complained of a severe headache, asking for 'binika,' by which he meant painkiller.
"The Life of Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson" by Nellie Van de Grift Sanchez
When I returned Winton was entirely out of liquor, and Allen did a great business in selling bottles of painkiller as a substitute.
"Reminiscences of Queensland" by William Henry Corfield
It's not a painkiller in the usual sense, like aspirin.
"The Blue Ghost Mystery" by Harold Leland Goodwin
His days of "painkiller," which he stocked for trade, had not yet come round.
"In the Brooding Wild" by Ridgwell Cullum
One man who is also heading for the far north tells me he has sold everything from painkiller to mining stock.
"Seeds of Pine" by Janey Canuck
He packed a shoulder-bag, took a couple more painkillers, and walked out into the living room.
"Makers" by Cory Doctorow

In news:

Holland mother reveals painkiller addiction, Toledo doctor takes stand against Rx abuse.
Three doctors with clean records but multiple patient deaths say they know the risks of prescribing painkillers and follow recommended safeguards.
Pharmaceutical company Merck has agreed to pay nearly $1 billion to settle charges that it illegally marketed its painkiller Vioxx.
Five signs a loved one is abusing painkillers.
It's a story about why crooks may see their appetite for the powerful painkiller Opana start to diminish.
Prescription painkiller overdoses were responsible for more than 15,500 deaths in 2009, the latest data available.
Merck and plaintiffs could descend into war of stats in next trial over painkiller.
Casually overdosing painkillers on kids.
Woman Pleads Guilty to Killing Man With Painkillers.
Based on a comic book I've never laid eyes on, " Painkiller Jane" was a single-season Sci Fi Channel series now complete in a six-disc DVD set.
Which painkiller is right for you.
FDA OKs Horizon Pharma's time-release painkiller .
A Scranton lawyer accused of fraudulently obtaining painkillers from 33 different doctors to feed a $3,000-a-month drug habit was arrested Friday and released on unsecured bail.
According to court papers, Mr Foley told agents he became addicted to painkillers in April 2008, after suffering a back injury.
BOSTON — A former Boston paramedic has pleaded not guilty to stealing and tampering with painkillers and sedatives from ambulances and locked drug storage areas.