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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Any medicine that lowers body temperature to prevent or alleviate fever adj. - Preventing or alleviating fever.

Usage examples (29)
  • He opened his medicine case and mixed a simple antipyretic.
  • Neem may also be a ready source of low-cost analgesic (pain relieving), or antipyretic (fever-reducing) compounds.
  • In trials, positive results have been obtained for significant analgesic, antipyretic, and antiinflammatory effects.
  • 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. for more
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  • This was the winning word in the 1991 National Spelling Bee!
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