antipyretic

noun an·ti·py·ret·ic \ -pī-ˈre-tik \

Definition of antipyretic

: an agent that reduces fever

antipyretic

adjective

First Known Use of antipyretic

circa 1681

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antipyretic

noun an·ti·py·ret·ic \ -pī-ˈret-ik \

medical Definition of antipyretic

: an antipyretic agent called also febrifuge

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antipyretic

adjective

medical Definition of antipyretic

: preventing, removing, or allaying fever

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