antipyretic

noun

an·​ti·​py·​ret·​ic ˌan-tē-pī-ˈre-tik How to pronounce antipyretic (audio)
ˌan-tī-
: an agent that reduces fever
antipyretic adjective

Word History

First Known Use

1679, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of antipyretic was in 1679

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Cite this Entry

“Antipyretic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antipyretic. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

antipyretic

1 of 2 noun
an·​ti·​py·​ret·​ic -pī-ˈret-ik How to pronounce antipyretic (audio)
: an antipyretic agent

called also febrifuge

antipyretic

2 of 2 adjective
: preventing, removing, or allaying fever

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