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Definition of pethidine noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

pethidine

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈpeθədiːn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpeθədiːn//
 
[uncountable]
 
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a drug used to reduce severe pain, especially for women giving birth Word Origin 1940s: from p(iper)idine (from which the drug is derived), with the insertion of eth(yl).