Examples of bute in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 1968, Dancer’s Image was disqualified when phenylbutazone, known as bute, was found in his system. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, 9 May 2021 The Kentucky State Racing Commission approved the use of bute at the Derby later that year. Shannon Russell, The Courier-Journal, 9 May 2021 In most states, both Lasix, an anti-bleeding drug, and the anti-inflammatory Phenylbutazone, known as bute, are allowed on race day. CBS News, 30 Nov. 2019 Epicharis received a treatment of the legal anti-inflammatory Phenylbutazone, or bute, on Wednesday for what was described as lameness in his right front leg. Beth Harris, The Seattle Times, 9 June 2017 Epicharis was treated intravenously with Butazolidin, commonly known as bute, on Wednesday night, according to veterinary records from the New York State Gaming Commission. Beth Harris, The Seattle Times, 8 June 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1968, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bute was in 1968

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Cite this Entry

“Bute.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bute. Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

Medical Definition

Geographical Definition


geographical name

island of southwestern Scotland west of the Firth of Clyde
or Buteshire former county of southwestern Scotland comprising several islands in the Firth of Clyde; capital Rothesay (on Bute)

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