What does Antipyretic mean?

Antipyretic meaning in General Dictionary

Efficacious in avoiding or allaying fever

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  • any medication that lowers body's temperature to prevent or relieve fever
  • avoiding or relieving fever
  • Efficacious in preventing or allaying temperature.
  • A febrifuge.

Antipyretic meaning in Medical Dictionary

Something that decreases temperature or quells it.


Antipyretic meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"reducing temperature; what lowers fever," 1680s, from anti- + Greek pyretos "fever, burning up heat," regarding pyr "fire" (see fire (n.)) + -ic.


Antipyretic meaning in Veterinary Dictionary

Term regularly describe a drug that is used to lessen a feverish temperature.


Antipyretic meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Efficacious in preventing or allaying temperature.

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  • (n.) A febrifuge.

Sentence Examples with the word Antipyretic

The introduction of the clinical thermometer, which allows us to ascertain exactly the amount to which the temperature rises in fever or to which it is reduced by antipyretic measures, is to the physician like the compass to the sailor, and allows him to steer safely between two extremes.

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