anti-hysteric

adjective

an·​ti-hys·​ter·​ic
ˌan-tē-hi-ˈster-ik,
ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-hysteric (audio)
variants or antihysteric
: counteracting or preventing hysteria
an anti-hysteric remedy

Word History

First Known Use

1705, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-hysteric was in 1705

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Cite this Entry

“Anti-hysteric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-hysteric. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

anti-hysteric

adjective
an·​ti-hys·​ter·​ic -his-ˈter-ik How to pronounce anti-hysteric (audio)
variants or antihysteric
: counteracting or preventing hysteria
anti-hysteric properties
Hot water extract of the flower and leaf [of the neem tree] is taken orally as an antihysteric remedy, and is used externally to treat wounds.Ivan A. Ross, Medicinal Plants of the World
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