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febrifuge

[ feb-ruh-fyooj ]
/ ˈfɛb rəˌfyudʒ /
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adjective
serving to dispel or reduce fever, as a medicine.
noun
such a medicine or agent.
a cooling drink.
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Origin of febrifuge

1680–90; <French <Late Latin febrifugia plant good for curing fever. See febri-, -fuge
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British Dictionary definitions for febrifuge

febrifuge
/ (ˈfɛbrɪˌfjuːdʒ) /

noun
any drug or agent for reducing fever
adjective
serving to reduce fever

Derived forms of febrifuge

febrifugal (fɪˈbrɪfjʊɡəl, ˌfɛbrɪˈfjuːɡəl), adjective

Word Origin for febrifuge

C17: from Medieval Latin febrifugia feverfew; see febri-, -fuge
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Medical definitions for febrifuge

febrifuge
[ fĕbrə-fyōōj′ ]

n.
An agent that acts to reduce a fever; an antipyretic.
adj.
Acting to reduce fever.
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