serving to expel worms or other animal parasites from the intestines, as a medicine.
a vermifuge medicine or agent.
Origin of vermifuge
First recorded in 1690–1700; vermi-
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Examples from the Web for vermifuge
Historical Examples of vermifuge
Ainslie states that the decoction is employed as a vermifuge and purgative.
Its efficacy as a vermifuge is unquestioned; but it should be used with caution.
The above are purgative and vermifuge, applied as frictions to the abdomen.
Reputed antispasmodic, emmenagogue, stimulant, and vermifuge.
As a medicine it is stimulant, diuretic, sudorific, and vermifuge.
British Dictionary definitions for vermifuge
Derived Formsvermifugal (ˌvɜːmɪˈfjuːɡəl), adjective
any drug or agent able to destroy or expel intestinal worms; an anthelmintic
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