antipyretic

noun
an·​ti·​py·​ret·​ic | \ ˌan-tē-pī-ˈre-tik How to pronounce antipyretic (audio) , ˌan-tī- \

Definition of antipyretic

: an agent that reduces fever

Other Words from antipyretic

antipyretic adjective

First Known Use of antipyretic

circa 1681, in the meaning defined above

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“Antipyretic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antipyretic. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for antipyretic

antipyretic

noun
an·​ti·​py·​ret·​ic | \ -pī-ˈret-ik How to pronounce antipyretic (audio) \

Medical Definition of antipyretic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: an antipyretic agent

called also febrifuge

antipyretic

adjective

Medical Definition of antipyretic (Entry 2 of 2)

: preventing, removing, or allaying fever

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