febrifuge

[feb-ruh-fyooj]
adjective
1.
serving to dispel or reduce fever, as a medicine.
noun
2.
such a medicine or agent.
3.
a cooling drink.

Origin:
1680–90; < French < Late Latin febrifugia plant good for curing fever. See febri-, -fuge

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febrifuge (ˈfɛbrɪˌfjuːdʒ)
 
n
1.  any drug or agent for reducing fever
 
adj
2.  serving to reduce fever
 
[C17: from Medieval Latin febrifugia feverfew; see febri-, -fuge]
 
febrifugal
 
adj

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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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The astringent bark, leaves and fruits are used to treat diarrhea and as a febrifuge.
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