checking or preventing fever.
an antipyretic agent.
preventing or alleviating fever
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-)
An agent that reduces or prevents fever. Also called antifebrile, antithermic. adj.
Reducing or preventing fever.
an’ti·py·re’sis (-rē’sĭs) n.
noun a drug formerly used to reduce pain and fever. Formula: C11H12N2O Also called phenazine Historical Examples Mix the tincture of vanilla with the saccharin, add the antipyrine and permit the alcohol to evaporate. Candy Medication Bernard Fantus He was dosed with antipyrine and quinine, and I advised him to walk as little as possible. […]
relieving the pain and stimulating the healing of burns. an antipyrotic agent. antipyrotic an·ti·py·rot·ic (ān’tē-pī-rŏt’ĭk, ān’tī-) adj. Relieving the pain and promoting the healing of superficial burns. an’ti·py·rot’ic n.
. . . Historical Examples antiq., 108, April, 1883 (considered with reference to migration). Indian Linguistic Families Of America, North Of Mexico John Wesley Powell antiq., 112, April, 1883 (treated with reference to migration). Indian Linguistic Families Of America, North Of Mexico John Wesley Powell antiq., the Lords Braybrooke and Londesborough, and many other noblemen […]
pertaining to antiquaries or to the study of antiquities. of, dealing in, or interested in old or rare books. an antiquary. a size of drawing and writing paper, 31 × 53 or 29 × 52 inches. Contemporary Examples The Krogers were set up in Britain as antiquarian booksellers. Inside Spying’s Famous Scandals Stella Rimington July […]