Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A deadening or absence of the sense of pain without loss of consciousness.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In pathology, the incapacity of feeling pain in a part, although the tactile sense may be more or less preserved. Also called analgia.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Med.) Absence of sensibility to pain.

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  • noun medicine The absence of the sense of pain while remaining conscious.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun absence of the sense of pain without loss of consciousness

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Greek analgēsiā : an-, without; see a– + algēsiā, pain (from algein, to feel pain, from algos, pain).]

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From New Latin, from Ancient Greek ἀναλγησία ("painlessness").

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