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Definition of "antipyretic" [an•ti•py•ret•ic]

  • Reducing or tending to reduce fever. (adjective)
  • A medication that reduces fever. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "antipyretic" in a sentence
  • "So great is the danger of such injurious results, few careful practitioners have cared to adopt the heroic "antipyretic" medication recommended by experimenters, preferring to allow their patients to burn with fever, mitigated only by such simple means as are commonly employed by nurses, than to require them to combat the poisonous influences of a drug in addition to the morbid element of the disease."
  • "Cinnamon also has a tremendous ability to act as an antipyretic, reducing fever in a manner similar to aspirin or Tylenol, without the negative side effects."
  • "IV antibiotic and oral antipyretic of choice: more $"