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antipruritic

[ an-tee-proo-rit-ik, an-tahy- ]
/ ˌæn ti prʊˈrɪt ɪk, ˌæn taɪ- /
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adjective

relieving or preventing itching.

noun

an antipruritic agent.

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Origin of antipruritic

First recorded in 1875–80; anti- + pruritic
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Medical definitions for antipruritic

antipruritic
[ ăn′tē-pru-rĭtĭk, ăn′tī- ]

adj.

Preventing or relieving itching.
an′ti•pru•ritic n.
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