The Swedish term "smärtstillande medel" matches the English term "anodyne"

other swedish words that include "medel" : english :
abortivmedel, abortframkallande abortifacient
fastnar, bindemedel adhesive
anestetikum, bedövningsmedel anaesthetic
avföringsmedel aperient
aptitretande medel appetizer
medeltal, genomsnitt, medelmåttlig, medelmåtta average
medelålder average age
sömnmedel barbitone
bindemedel binder
medelst by means of
medelpunkt, centrum, center, centrera centre
skönhetsmedel, kosmetik cosmetic
botemedel, kurera, bota cure
rengöringsmedel detergent
desinfektionsmedel disinfectant
medel, utväg, ändamålsenlig expedient
hjälpmedel facility
fodermedel feeding-stuff
likvida medel floating assets
födoämnen, livsmedel foodstuff
hjälpmedel, tillbehör gadget
bekämpningsmedel herbicide
omedelbarhet immediacy
omedelbar immediate
ofördröjligen, genast, omedelbart immediately
omedelbart instantly
medelbra intermediate
avföringsmedel, lösande laxative
smörjmedel lubricant
smörjmedel lubrication
utväg, menas, medel, råd (utväg) means
fortskaffningsmedel means of communication
medeltida mediaeval
läkemedel medicament
medicin, läkemedel medicine
medeltida medieval
medelmåttig mediocre
medelmåtta mediocrity
medelhavs Mediterranean
medelmåttlig, mellan medium
medellängd medium length
medelålders middle-aged
medelålder middle age
medeltiden Middle Ages - the
medelsvensson middlebrow
medelklassen middleclasses - the
medelmåttig middling
sömnmedel opiate
lindringsmedel palliative
insektsmedel pesticide
läkemedel pharmaceuticals
polera, putsmedel, blanka, polska, glans, polityr polish
omedelbar prompting
omedelbart promptly
matsäck, proviant, livsmedel provisions
botemedel, råd, avhjälpa, läkemedel, bota remedy
besparingars, parmedel savings
lugnande medel, sedativ sedative
vederhäftig, lösningsmedel solvent
språngbräda, medel stepping-stone
sötningsmedel sweetener
hjälpmedel util
ogräsmedel weed-killer
blekmedel whitener
obemedlad, medellös without means


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