from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Capable of reducing fever; antipyretic.
- n. An agent that reduces fever.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Countering fever.
- n. A medicine or substance that counters fever.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the property of abating fever; opposing or tending to cure fever; antipyretic.
- n. An antipyretic (which see).
The extreme bitterness of the substance precluded all doubt; it was certainly the precious extract of quinine, that pre-eminent antifebrile.
He also doubled your memory with antifebrile purgatives, magnified your morals with tonic roborants, and adjusted all anguished psyches with Orel's Epulotic Vulnerary.
I went to him on Friday by appointment when I had finished the antifebrile powders.
Its fruit, which seldom gets ripe before it is eaten by the birds or larvæ, is luscious, highly scented, and full of pips; they have the reputation of being antifebrile and astringent.
We shall here confine ourselves to this observation, that, in the species of the genus cinchona, the antifebrile virtues do not appear to belong to the tannin (which is only accidentally mingled in them), or to the cinchonate of lime; but in a resiniform matter, soluble both by alcohol and by water, and which, it is believed, is composed of two principles, the cinchonic bitter and the cinchonic red.
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