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anti-inflammatory

[ an-tee-in-flam-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, an-tahy- ]
/ 藢忙n ti 瑟n藞fl忙m 蓹藢t蓴r i, -藢to蕣r i, 藢忙n ta瑟- /
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adjective
acting to reduce certain signs of inflammation, as swelling, tenderness, fever, and pain.
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Pharmacology. a medication, as aspirin, used to reduce inflammation.
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Origin of anti-inflammatory

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

anti-inflammatory

adjective
reducing inflammation
noun
any anti-inflammatory drug, such as cortisone, aspirin, or ibuprofen
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Scientific definitions for anti-inflammatory

anti-inflammatory
[ 膬n鈥瞭膿-沫n-fl膬m蓹-t么r鈥材, 膬n鈥瞭墨- ]

Preventing or reducing inflammation. Aspirin and ibuprofen are anti-inflammatory drugs.
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