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antipyretic

[an-tee-pahy-ret-ik, an-tahy-]Medicine/Medical, Pharmacology
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adjective
  1. checking or preventing fever.
noun
  1. an antipyretic agent.

Origin of antipyretic

First recorded in 1675–85; anti- + pyretic
Related formsan·ti·py·re·sis [an-tee-pahy-ree-sis, an-tahy-] /ˌæn ti paɪˈri sɪs, ˌæn taɪ-/, noun
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antipyretic

adjective
  1. preventing or alleviating fever
noun
  1. an antipyretic remedy or drug
Derived Formsantipyresis (ˌæntɪpaɪˈriːsɪs), noun
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Word Origin and History for 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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antipyretic in Medicine

antipyretic

(ăn′tē-pī-rĕtĭk, ăn′tī-)
n.
  1. An agent that reduces or prevents fever.antifebrile antithermic
adj.
  1. Reducing or preventing fever.
Related formsan′ti•py•resis (-rēsĭs) n.
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