antipyretic

[ an-tee-pahy-ret-ik, an-tahy- ]
/ ˌæn ti paɪˈrɛt ɪk, ˌæn taɪ- /
Medicine/Medical, Pharmacology

adjective

checking or preventing fever.

noun

an antipyretic agent.

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Origin of antipyretic

First recorded in 1675–85; anti- + pyretic

OTHER WORDS FROM antipyretic

an·ti·py·re·sis [an-tee-pahy-ree-sis, an-tahy-] /ˌæn ti paɪˈri sɪs, ˌæn taɪ-/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for antipyresis

antipyretic
/ (ˌæntɪpaɪˈrɛtɪk) /

adjective

preventing or alleviating fever

noun

an antipyretic remedy or drug

Derived forms of antipyretic

antipyresis (ˌæntɪpaɪˈriːsɪs), noun
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Medical definitions for antipyresis

antipyretic
[ ăn′tē-pī-rĕtĭk, ăn′tī- ]

n.

An agent that reduces or prevents fever.antifebrile antithermic

adj.

Reducing or preventing fever.

Other words from antipyretic

an′ti•py•resis (-rēsĭs) n.
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