Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

antifebrile

[an-tee-fee-bruh l, -feb-ruh l, an-tahy-]Biochemistry, Pharmacology
adjective
  1. efficacious against fever; febrifuge; antipyretic.
Show More
noun
  1. an antifebrile agent.
Show More

Origin of antifebrile

First recorded in 1655–65; anti- + febrile
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for antifebrile

Historical Examples of antifebrile

  • This food is esteemed extremely wholesome, and is antifebrile.

    An Account of Timbuctoo and Housa Territories in the Interior of Africa

    Abd Salam Shabeeny


British Dictionary definitions for antifebrile

antifebrile

adjective
  1. reducing fever; antipyretic
Show More
noun
  1. obsolete an antifebrile agent or drug
Show More
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for antifebrile

1660s, from anti- + febrile.

Show More
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

antifebrile in Medicine

antifebrile

(ăn′tē-fĕbrəl, -fēbrəl, -brīl′, ăn′tī-)
n.
  1. antipyretic
Show More
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.