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Definition of "fentanyl" [fentanyl]

  • A narcotic analgesic used in combination with other drugs before, during, or following surgery and also for chronic pain management. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fentanyl" in a sentence
  • "Onsolis is an opioid called fentanyl, which is often given as a patch to help manage severe pain."
  • "You may recall fentanyl was the painkiller mixed with heroin or cocaine that was responsible for dozens of deaths this past spring."
  • "The bust turned up the powerful painkiller Oxycontin as well as fentanyl, which is sold in lozenge form as Actiq."