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Definition of "febrifuge" [feb•ri•fuge]

  • A medication that reduces fever; an antipyretic. (noun)
  • Acting to reduce fever. (adjective)

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 "febrifuge" in a sentence
  • "His mother evidently expected that both he and she herself would be relieved on the spot, but the Apothecary durst not be hopeful, though he gave the child a draught which he called a febrifuge, and which put him to sleep, and bade the lady take another of the like if she wished for a good night's rest."
  • "-- The bark of the trunk is well known as a febrifuge and emmenagogue in India."
  • "‘There is fever here, sister,’ she said; ‘Richard must call Ambrose, and we must send some of the febrifuge.’"