What does anodyne mean?
The definition of anodyne
An”o*dyne, a.
Etym: [L. anodynus, Gr. anodin.]

Serving to assuage pain; soothing. The anodyne draught of oblivion. Burke.

Note: “The word [in a medical sense] in chiefly applied to the different preparations of opium, belladonna, hyoscyamus, and lettuce.” Am. Cyc.

An”o*dyne, n.
Etym: [L. anodynon. See Anodyne, a.]

Any medicine which allays pain, as an opiate or narcotic; anything that soothes disturbed feelings.