pyretic

adjective
py·​ret·​ic | \ pī-ˈre-tik How to pronounce pyretic (audio) \

Definition of pyretic

: of or relating to fever : febrile

Examples of pyretic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Siberia is even more pyretic, averaging more than nine degrees above the 20th-century norm from January onward. Bathsheba Demuth, The Atlantic, 28 Aug. 2020 The feces of silkworm (Bombyx mori) have pharmacological properties that give it analgesic, anti-pyretic and anti-inflammatory applications in herbal medicine. Prayan Pokharel, Smithsonian, 17 Aug. 2017 The feces of silkworm (Bombyx mori) have pharmacological properties that give it analgesic, anti-pyretic and anti-inflammatory applications in herbal medicine. Prayan Pokharel, Smithsonian, 17 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of pyretic

1850, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pyretic

New Latin pyreticus, from Greek pyretikos, from pyretos fever, from pyr

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“Pyretic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pyretic. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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