antifebrile

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

efficacious against fever; febrifuge; antipyretic.

noun

an antifebrile agent.

Nearby words

  1. antiestablishmentarian,
  2. antiestablishmentarianism,
  3. antiestrogen,
  4. antietam,
  5. antifascist,
  6. antifebrin,
  7. antifederal party,
  8. antifederalist,
  9. antifeedant,
  10. antiferromagnet

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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Word Origin and History for antifebrile

antifebrile

1660s, from anti- + febrile.

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Medicine definitions for antifebrile

antifebrile

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

n.

antipyretic

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