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febrifuge

[feb-ruh-fyooj] /ˈfɛb rəˌfyudʒ/
adjective
1.
serving to dispel or reduce fever, as a medicine.
noun
2.
such a medicine or agent.
3.
a cooling drink.
Origin
1680-1690
1680-90; < French < Late Latin febrifugia plant good for curing fever. See febri-, -fuge
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  • The astringent bark, leaves and fruits are used to treat diarrhea and as a febrifuge.
British Dictionary definitions for febrifuge

febrifuge

/ˈfɛbrɪˌfjuːdʒ/
noun
1.
any drug or agent for reducing fever
adjective
2.
serving to reduce fever
Derived Forms
febrifugal (fɪˈbrɪfjʊɡəl; ˌfɛbrɪˈfjuːɡəl) adjective
Word Origin
C17: from Medieval Latin febrifugia feverfew; see febri-, -fuge
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Word Origin and History for febrifuge
n.

1680s, from French fébrifuge, literally "driving fever away," from Latin febris (see fever) + fugare "to put to flight" (see fugitive).

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febrifuge in Medicine

febrifuge feb·ri·fuge (fěb'rə-fyōōj')
n.
An agent that acts to reduce a fever; an antipyretic. adj.
or fe·brif·u·gal (fĭ-brĭf'yə-gəl, -brĭf'ə-) Acting to reduce fever.

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