Febrifuge meaning

fĕbrə-fyo͝oj
A medication that reduces fever; an antipyretic.
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Acting to reduce fever.
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Any substance for reducing fever; antipyretic.
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Reducing fever.
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A medication that reduces fever; an antipyretic.
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Acting to reduce fever.
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An antipyretic (fever-reducing) medication.
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Origin of febrifuge

  • Latin febris fever –fuge

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French fébrifuge, from Latin febris (“fever”) + fugāre (“to drive away”).

    From Wiktionary