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antipyretic (n.)

"that which reduces fever," 1680s, from anti- + Greek pyretos "fever, burning heat," related to pyr "fire" (from PIE root *paewr- "fire") + -ic. As an adjective, "reducing fever," 1837.

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Definitions of antipyretic
1
antipyretic (n.)
any medicine that lowers body temperature to prevent or alleviate fever;
Synonyms: febrifuge
2
antipyretic (adj.)
preventing or alleviating fever;
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