"tending to remove pain," 1848, from analgesia + -ic. Alternative form analgetic is preferred by linguistic purists but is less common in use. The noun meaning "an analgesic preparation" recorded by 1860.
1. Aloe may have an analgesic effect on inflammation and minor skin irritations.
2. Aspirin is a mild analgesic.
3. This cream contains a mild analgesic to soothe stings and bites.
4. The hospital advised an analgesic for chest and shoulder pains.