pyretic

adjective

py·​ret·​ic pī-ˈre-tik How to pronounce pyretic (audio)
: of or relating to fever : febrile

Examples of pyretic in a Sentence

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1850, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pyretic was in 1850

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Cite this Entry

“Pyretic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pyretic. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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