- of, pertaining to, affected by, or producing fever.
Origin of pyretic
Related Words for pyreticbaking, blazing, blistering, boiling, broiling, burning, close, febrific, febrile, fevered, feverish, fiery, flaming, heated, hectic, humid, incandescent, piping, red, roasting
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Historical Examples of 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
- pathol of, relating to, or characterized by feverCompare antipyretic
Word Origin for pyretic
Word Origin and History for pyretic
1809, from French pyrétique or directly from Modern Latin pyreticus, from Greek pyretos "fever, burning heat," related to pyr "fire" (see fire (n.)). As a noun, "a pyretic agent," from 1728.
- Relating to, producing, or affected by fever.