Meaning of analgesia in English:


Pronunciation /ˌan(ə)lˈdʒiːzɪə/

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mass noun
  • 1Medicine
    The inability to feel pain.

    ‘Most women in the United States deliver infants in hospitals where epidural analgesia or intravenous narcotics are the only pain-relief options.’
    • ‘The association of maternal fever with epidural analgesia is well known.’
    • ‘In Scotland, a conservative view by anaesthetists prevented patients with epidural anaesthesia / analgesia being nursed outside of high dependency units.’
    • ‘Because epidural analgesia provides the highest level of pain relief, the physician and patient should decide when it should be used.’
    • ‘The Acute Pain Service from the Department of Anesthesia manages epidural analgesia.’
    1. 1.1Medication that acts to relieve pain.
      ‘she was able to take analgesia orally’
      • ‘What is the evidence that narcotic analgesia is efficacious in relieving chronic nonmalignant pain?’
      • ‘Begin with simple oral analgesia: paracetamol 1000 mg or ibuprofen 400 mg, preferably in soluble form, as the first step.’
      • ‘Diamorphine given by the nasal route resulted in more rapid analgesia than intramuscular morphine in young people in acute pain’
      • ‘Morphine consumption by patient-controlled analgesia was assessed up to 72 hours after surgery.’
      • ‘Giving opioids to supplement analgesia, followed by conversion to general anaesthesia, was a perfectly reasonable response by the anaesthetist to Weir's distress at delivery.’


Early 18th century from Greek analgēsia ‘painlessness’, from an- ‘not’ + algein ‘feel pain’.