Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

ibuprofen

play
noun ibu·pro·fen \ˌī-byu̇-ˈprō-fən also ī-ˈbyü-prə-fən\

Simple Definition of ibuprofen

  • medical : a medicine that reduces pain and fever

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of ibuprofen

  1. :  a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug C13H18O2 used to relieve pain and fever

Origin of ibuprofen

is- + butyl + propionic acid + -fen (alteration of phenyl)


First Known Use: 1967


Medical Dictionary

ibuprofen

play
noun ibu·pro·fen \ˌī-byu̇-ˈprō-fən\

Medical Definition of ibuprofen

  1. :  a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug C13H18O2 used in over-the-counter preparations to relieve pain and fever and in prescription strength especially to relieve the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and degenerative arthritis—see advil, motrin




Learn More about ibuprofen


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up ibuprofen? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a smart aleck

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image567572573

Which of these is a synonym of unctuous?

maudlin oily prompt angry
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ