febrifuge

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feb·ri·fuge

 (fĕb′rə-fyo͞oj′)
n.
A medication that reduces fever; an antipyretic.
adj.
Acting to reduce fever.

[Latin febris, fever + -fuge.]

febrifuge

(ˈfɛbrɪˌfjuːdʒ)
n
(Medicine) any drug or agent for reducing fever
adj
(Medicine) serving to reduce fever
[C17: from Medieval Latin febrifugia feverfew; see febri-, -fuge]
febrifugal adj

feb•ri•fuge

(ˈfɛb rəˌfyudʒ)
adj.
1. serving to reduce fever, as a medicine.
n.
2. such a medicine or agent.
3. a cooling drink.
[1680–90; < French < Late Latin febrifugia plant for curing fever. See febri-, -fuge]

febrifuge

antipyretic.
See also: Disease and Illness
anything for reducing or ending fever; an antiphlogistic; an antipyretic.
See also: Remedies
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.febrifuge - any medicine that lowers body temperature to prevent or alleviate feverfebrifuge - any medicine that lowers body temperature to prevent or alleviate fever
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
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Oh, I can do better than that, friend Dick; for I can give you a febrifuge that won't cost any thing.
This young man has stomatitis; last week he had a fever and took pharmaceutical febrifuges.
Historically, plants used in traditional medicine as antimalarials and febrifuges have provided substances which have proved to be useful as antimalarials or have served chemists as structural models for the development of semi-synthetic drugs or purely synthetic analogs.