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antipyretic

[an-tee-pahy-ret-ik, an-tahy-] /ˌæn ti paɪˈrɛt ɪk, ˌæn taɪ-/ Medicine/Medical, Pharmacology
adjective
1.
checking or preventing fever.
noun
2.
an antipyretic agent.
Origin of antipyretic
1675-1685
First recorded in 1675-85; anti- + pyretic
Related forms
antipyresis
[an-tee-pahy-ree-sis, an-tahy-] /ˌæn ti paɪˈri sɪs, ˌæn taɪ-/ (Show IPA),
noun
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British Dictionary definitions for antipyresis

antipyretic

/ˌæntɪpaɪˈrɛtɪk/
adjective
1.
preventing or alleviating fever
noun
2.
an antipyretic remedy or drug
Derived Forms
antipyresis (ˌæntɪpaɪˈriːsɪs) noun
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Word Origin and History for antipyresis

antipyretic

"reducing fever; that which reduces fever," 1680s, from anti- + Greek pyretos "fever, burning heat," related to pyr "fire" (see fire (n.)) + -ic.

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antipyresis in Medicine

antipyretic an·ti·py·ret·ic (ān'tē-pī-rět'ĭk, ān'tī-)
n.
An agent that reduces or prevents fever. Also called antifebrile, antithermic. adj.
Reducing or preventing fever.


an'ti·py·re'sis (-rē'sĭs) n.
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