antifebrile

[an-tee-fee-bruh l, -feb-ruh l, an-tahy-]Biochemistry, Pharmacology
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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

adjective

reducing fever; antipyretic

noun

obsolete an antifebrile agent or drug
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Word Origin and History for antifebrile

1660s, from anti- + febrile.

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antifebrile in Medicine

antifebrile

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

n.

antipyretic
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