febrifuge

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French fébrifuge, from Latin febris (fever) + fugō (to drive away). Doublet of feverfew.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfɛbɹɪfjuːd͡ʒ/
  • Hyphenation: feb‧ri‧fuge

Noun[edit]

febrifuge (plural febrifuges)

  1. (pharmacology) Synonym of antipyretic (a fever-reducing medication)
    Synonyms: (obsolete) alexipyretic, antifebrile