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Relating to, producing, or affected by fever.

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


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


(paɪˈrɛt ɪk)

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


Being at a higher temperature than is normal or desirable:


[paɪˈretɪk] ADJpirético


, pyretic
a. pirético-a, rel. a la fiebre.
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Furthermore, in poetic texts, pyretic metaphors prevail when it comes to describing the internal 'hot' state of the poet (fire, combustion), as well as military metaphors (involving bullet wounds or wounds from lances in which the poet describes himself as a target) and metaphors that are demonic in nature (conjuring visits from Satan or from a spirit, as we shall see below).
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9) Those who could afford it, relieved their weariness by travelling to Bath, Baden-Baden or Aix-les-Bains to spend months 'taking the waters;' sitting in pyretic baths; Bergonie Chairs; or being rejuvenated with galvanic and faradic batteries.
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We decided to ensure the patient follow-up with a classic treatment because there was an absence of the pyretic signs usually indicating complications such as necrotizing infected tissues.
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