pyretic


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py·ret·ic

 (pī-rĕt′ĭk)
adj.
Relating to, producing, or affected by fever.

[New Latin pyreticus, from Greek puretos, fever, from pūr, fire; see paəwr̥ in Indo-European roots.]

pyretic

(paɪˈrɛtɪk)
adj
(Pathology) pathol of, relating to, or characterized by fever. Compare antipyretic
[C18: from New Latin pyreticus, from Greek puretos fever, from pur fire]

py•ret•ic

(paɪˈrɛt ɪk)

adj.
of, pertaining to, affected by, or producing fever.
[1685–95; < New Latin pyreticus= Greek pyret(ós) fever + Latin -icus -ic]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.pyretic - causing fever
antipyretic - preventing or alleviating fever

pyretic

adjective
Being at a higher temperature than is normal or desirable:
Translations

pyretic

[paɪˈretɪk] ADJpirético

py·rec·tic

, pyretic
a. pirético-a, rel. a la fiebre.
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