- serving to dispel or reduce fever, as a medicine.
- such a medicine or agent.
- a cooling drink.
Origin of febrifuge
Examples from the Web for febrifuge
Historical Examples of febrifuge
Diuretic, febrifuge, and refrigerant; one half to one ounce.Cattle and Their Diseases
Its medicinal use is secured from the bark employed as a febrifuge.Chats on Oriental China
J. F. Blacker
It has been much employed in Italy and on the Continent as a febrifuge.
It is sometimes given as a febrifuge, and as a remedy for cold in the head.
The bark is valuable as a tonic and febrifuge, and is also used for a kind of bitters.
- any drug or agent for reducing fever
- serving to reduce fever
Word Origin for febrifuge
Word Origin and History for febrifuge
- An agent that acts to reduce a fever; an antipyretic.
- Acting to reduce fever.