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febrifugal

[fi-brif-yuh-guh l, feb-ruh-fyoo-guh l]
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  1. of or acting as a febrifuge.

Origin of febrifugal

First recorded in 1655–65; see origin at febrifuge, -al1
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Historical Examples

  • It is highly esteemed by the inhabitants; the bark of the tree is astringent and febrifugal; the seeds are aperient and diuretic.

    Catalogue of Economic Plants in the Collection of the U. S. Department of Agriculture

    William Saunders