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antipyretic

[ an-tee-pahy-ret-ik, an-tahy- ]
/ ˌæn ti paɪˈrɛt ɪk, ˌæn taɪ- /
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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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How to use antipyretic in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for antipyretic

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 antipyretic

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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