febrifuge

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

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First Known Use of febrifuge

1686, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for febrifuge

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

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“Febrifuge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/febrifuge. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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