Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) derivative of opium; used as an antitussive (to relieve coughing) and an analgesic (to relieve pain)

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Alternate forms of Codeine

Hypernyms: analgesic, anodyne, antitussive, opiate, pain pill, painkiller

Origin of the word Codeine

  1. 1838, from Fr. cod?ine, coined from Gk. kodeia "poppy head." Originally codeina, modern form is from 1881. more

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