antipyretic

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noun an·ti·py·ret·ic \-pī-ˈre-tik\

Definition of antipyretic

  1. :  an agent that reduces fever

antipyretic

adjective

Circa 1681

First Known Use of antipyretic

circa 1681


Medical Dictionary

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antipyretic

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noun an·ti·py·ret·ic \-pī-ˈret-ik\

Medical Definition of antipyretic

  1. :  an antipyretic agent—called also febrifuge


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antipyretic

adjective an·ti·py·ret·ic

Medical Definition of antipyretic

  1. :  preventing, removing, or allaying fever


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