[ pahy-ret-ik ]
/ paɪˈrɛt ɪk /
of, pertaining to, affected by, or producing fever.
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Origin of pyretic
1685–95; <New Latin pyreticus, equivalent to Greek pyret(ós) fever + Latin -icus-ic
OTHER WORDS FROM pyreticpost·py·ret·ic, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for pyretic
No, you are not to believe they remained, retaining all their senses, to witness this pyretic debauch of high society.Edith and John|Franklin S. Farquhar
British Dictionary definitions for pyretic
/ (paɪˈrɛtɪk) /
pathol of, relating to, or characterized by feverCompare antipyretic
Word Origin for pyretic
C18: from New Latin pyreticus, from Greek puretos fever, from pur fire
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Medical definitions for pyretic
[ pī-rĕt′ĭk ]
Relating to, producing, or affected by fever.
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