: 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, 11 Oct. 2020

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1842, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of afebrile was in 1842

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Cite this Entry

“Afebrile.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

Medical Definition


(ˈ)ā-ˈfeb-ˌrīl also -ˈfēb-
: free from fever : not marked by fever
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