Antipyresis



checking or preventing fever.
an antipyretic agent.
adjective
preventing or alleviating fever
noun
an antipyretic remedy or drug

“reducing fever; that which reduces fever,” 1680s, from anti- + Greek pyretos “fever, burning heat,” related to pyr “fire” (see fire (n.)) + -ic.

antipyretic an·ti·py·ret·ic (ān’tē-pī-rět’ĭk, ān’tī-)
n.
An agent that reduces or prevents fever. Also called antifebrile, antithermic. adj.
Reducing or preventing fever.
an’ti·py·re’sis (-rē’sĭs) n.

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