from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A deadening or absence of the sense of pain without loss of consciousness.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The absence of the sense of pain while remaining conscious.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Absence of sensibility to pain.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pathology, the incapacity of feeling pain in a part, although the tactile sense may be more or less preserved. Also called analgia.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. absence of the sense of pain without loss of consciousness
Greek analgēsiā : an-, without; see a-1 + algēsiā, pain (from algein, to feel pain, from algos, pain).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From New Latin, from Ancient Greek ἀναλγησία ("painlessness"). (Wiktionary)