Definition of "painkilling" []

  • Of or relating to a drug or method of reducing or eliminating pain (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "painkilling" in a sentence
  • "In a series of experiments they demonstrated the ability of D-phenylalanine to inhibit enkephalinase, resulting in a long-term painkilling effect in both animals and humans."
  • "Prescriptions of painkilling drugs are rising as new drugs appear on the market and doctors prescribe them help people manage pain more effectively."
  • "Regardless, it is not considered standard practice for an England player to receive painkilling injections, such as that required by Jagielka, to feature in what remains a noncompetitive fixture."