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anti-inflammatory

[an-tee-in-flam-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, an-tahy-]
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adjective
  1. acting to reduce certain signs of inflammation, as swelling, tenderness, fever, and pain.
noun, plural an·ti-in·flam·ma·to·ries.
  1. Pharmacology. a medication, as aspirin, used to reduce inflammation.

Origin of anti-inflammatory

First recorded in 1955–60
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British Dictionary definitions for anti-inflammatory

anti-inflammatory

adjective
  1. reducing inflammation
noun
  1. any anti-inflammatory drug, such as cortisone, aspirin, or ibuprofen
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anti-inflammatory in Medicine

anti-inflammatory

adj.
  1. Reducing inflammation by acting on body mechanisms.
Related formsan′ti-in•flamma•to′ry n.
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anti-inflammatory in Science

anti-inflammatory

[ăn′tē-ĭn-flămə-tôr′ē, ăn′tī-]
  1. Preventing or reducing inflammation. Aspirin and ibuprofen are anti-inflammatory drugs.
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