feb·​ri·​fuge ˈfe-brə-ˌfyüj How to pronounce febrifuge (audio)
febrifuge adjective

Word History


French fébrifuge, probably from New Latin *febrifuga, from Late Latin febrifuga, febrifugia centaury, from febri- + Late Latin -fuga -fuge

First Known Use

1686, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of febrifuge was in 1686

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Cite this Entry

“Febrifuge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/febrifuge. Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

Medical Definition


noun or adjective
feb·​ri·​fuge ˈfeb-rə-ˌfyüj How to pronounce febrifuge (audio)
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