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Meaning of ANTIPYRETIC

Pronunciation:  `anteepI'retik

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  any medicine that lowers body temperature to prevent or alleviate fever
  2. [adj]  preventing or alleviating fever
 

ANTIPYRETIC is a 11 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: febrifuge
 
 Antonyms: pyretic
 
 See Also: medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\An`ti*py*ret"ic\, a. (Med.)
Efficacious in preventing or allaying fever. -- n. A
febrifuge.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. A compound that reduces fever.
  2. This is a drug to treat fever. Common antipyretics are acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin) and acetaminophen (Tylenol).
 

 

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