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antipyretic (ˌæntɪpaɪˈrɛtɪk Pronunciation for antipyretic



  1. preventing or alleviating fever


  1. an antipyretic remedy or drug

Derived Forms

antipyresis (ˌæntɪpaɪˈriːsɪs Pronunciation for antipyresis  noun

Example Sentences Including 'antipyretic'

Blocking fever with antipyretic drugs, for example, has been shown to reduce the capacity to fight infection.
Dylan Evans PLACEBO: The Belief Effect (2003)
Patients may be afebrile at presentation owing to the prior administration of an analgesic with an antipyretic effect.
British Medical Journal (2002)


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