antifebrile

[ an-tee-fee-bruh l, -feb-ruh l, an-tahy- ]
/ ˌæn tiˈfi brəl, -ˈfɛb rəl, ˌæn taɪ- /
Biochemistry, Pharmacology

adjective

efficacious against fever; febrifuge; antipyretic.

noun

an antifebrile agent.

Origin of antifebrile

First recorded in 1655–65; anti- + febrile
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British Dictionary definitions for antifebrile

antifebrile

/ (ˌæntɪˈfiːbraɪl) /

adjective

reducing fever; antipyretic

noun

obsolete an antifebrile agent or drug
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Medicine definitions for antifebrile

antifebrile

[ ăn′tē-fĕbrəl, -fēbrəl, -brīl′, ăn′tī- ]

n.

antipyretic
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