anti-inflammatory

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anti-inflammatory

[an-tee-in-flam-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, an-tahy-]
adjective
1.
acting to reduce certain signs of inflammation, as swelling, tenderness, fever, and pain.
noun, plural anti-inflammatories.
2.
Pharmacology. a medication, as aspirin, used to reduce inflammation.

Origin:
1955–60

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anti-inflammatory
 
adj
1.  reducing inflammation
 
n
2.  any anti-inflammatory drug, such as cortisone, aspirin, or ibuprofen

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anti-inflammatory an·ti-in·flam·ma·to·ry or an·ti·in·flam·ma·to·ry (ān'tē-ĭn-flām'ə-tôr'ē, ān'tī-)
adj.
Reducing inflammation by acting on body mechanisms.


an'ti-in·flam'ma·to'ry n.
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anti-inflammatory   (ān'tē-ĭn-flām'ə-tôr'ē, ān'tī-)  Pronunciation Key 
Preventing or reducing inflammation. Aspirin and ibuprofen are anti-inflammatory drugs.
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Example sentences
There is evidence that anthocyanins also have anti-inflammatory activity,
  promote visual acuity, and hinder obesity and diabetes.
Treatment is merely palliative: anti-inflammatory drugs, painkillers or both.
The payload could be almost anything, such as a painkiller, an antibiotic or an
  anti-inflammatory drug.
Recently a whole group of drugs, anti-inflammatory medicines both old and new,
  have run into trouble.
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