afebrile

adjective
afe·​brile | \ (ˌ)ā-ˈfe-ˌbrī(-ə)l How to pronounce afebrile (audio) also -ˈfē- How to pronounce afebrile (audio) \

Definition of afebrile

: not marked by or having a fever

Examples of afebrile in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web He's been afebrile, without a fever, for more than one day. CBS News, "Transcript: Scott Gottlieb discusses coronavirus on "Face the Nation," October 11, 2020," 11 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of afebrile

1842, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for afebrile

borrowed from New Latin afebrīlis, from a- a- entry 2 + Medieval Latin febrīlis febrile

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“Afebrile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/afebrile. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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afebrile

adjective
afe·​brile | \ (ˈ)ā-ˈfeb-ˌrīl also -ˈfēb- \

Medical Definition of afebrile

: free from fever : not marked by fever

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