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antipruritic

[an-tee-proo-rit-ik, an-tahy-] /ˌæn ti prʊˈrɪt ɪk, ˌæn taɪ-/ Medicine/Medical, Pharmacology
adjective
1.
relieving or preventing itching.
noun
2.
an antipruritic agent.
Origin of antipruritic
1875-1880
First recorded in 1875-80; anti- + pruritic
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antipruritic in Medicine

antipruritic an·ti·pru·rit·ic (ān'tē-pru-rĭt'ĭk, ān'tī-)
adj.
Preventing or relieving itching.


an'ti·pru·rit'ic n.
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