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A medication that reduces fever; an antipyretic.
Acting to reduce fever.

[Latin febris, fever + -fuge.]
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(Medicine) any drug or agent for reducing fever
(Medicine) serving to reduce fever
[C17: from Medieval Latin febrifugia feverfew; see febri-, -fuge]
febrifugal adj
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(ˈfɛb rəˌfyudʒ)
1. serving to reduce fever, as a medicine.
2. such a medicine or agent.
3. a cooling drink.
[1680–90; < French < Late Latin febrifugia plant for curing fever. See febri-, -fuge]
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See also: Disease and Illness
anything for reducing or ending fever; an antiphlogistic; an antipyretic.
See also: Remedies
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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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