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noun as·pi·rin \ˈas-p(ə-)rən\

Definition of aspirin

plural

aspirin

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aspirins

  1. 1 :  a white crystalline derivative C9H8O4 of salicylic acid used for relief of pain and fever

  2. 2 :  a tablet of aspirin

Examples of aspirin in a Sentence

  1. Aspirin is effective in controlling headaches.

Origin and Etymology of aspirin

International Scientific Vocabulary, from acetyl + spiraeic acid (former name of salicylic acid), from New Latin Spiraea, genus of shrubs — more at spirea


First Known Use: 1899


ASPIRIN Defined for English Language Learners

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noun as·pi·rin \ˈas-p(ə-)rən\

Definition of aspirin for English Language Learners

  • : a medicine that reduces pain and fever


ASPIRIN Defined for Kids

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noun as·pi·rin \ˈa-sprən, ˈa-spə-rən\

Definition of aspirin for Students

  1. :  a white drug used to relieve pain and fever


Medical Dictionary

aspirin

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noun as·pi·rin \ˈas-p(ə-)rən\

Medical Definition of aspirin

plural

aspirin

or

aspirins

  1. 1:  a white crystalline derivative C9H8O4 of salicylic acid used for relief of pain and fever

  2. 2:  a tablet of aspirin



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