from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A medication that reduces fever; an antipyretic.
- adj. Acting to reduce fever.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An antipyretic (fever-reducing) medication.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A medicine serving to mitigate or remove fever.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Serving to dispel or reduce fever; alexipyretic.
- n. Any medicine that reduces fever.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any medicine that lowers body temperature to prevent or alleviate fever
His mother evidently expected that both he and she herself would be relieved on the spot, but the Apothecary durst not be hopeful, though he gave the child a draught which he called a febrifuge, and which put him to sleep, and bade the lady take another of the like if she wished for a good night's rest.
-- The bark of the trunk is well known as a febrifuge and emmenagogue in India.
‘There is fever here, sister,’ she said; ‘Richard must call Ambrose, and we must send some of the febrifuge.’
The water in which it was dipped operated as a styptic, as a febrifuge, and possessed other properties as a medical talisman.
Italian, but could understand that the cordial was a febrifuge of some sort.
“If before tomorrow morning we have not given him a more energetic febrifuge,” said the reporter, “Herbert will be dead.”
It is certain that we have got the knowledge of the most potent febrifuge in our pharmacopoeia from the natives of another country.
Mukundukundu: a decoction used as a febrifuge in the same way as quinine; it grows plentifully at Shupanga, and the wood is used as masts for launches.
He still would take no food but had a little milk, and swallowed without protest another dose of my febrifuge.
A hot stone wrapped in Welsh flannel for the sick man's feet, a long and vigorous rub for chest and throat and ribs, down to the waist, with an ointment of goose-grease impregnated with mustard and other heat-giving herbs, and chest and throat then swathed in a strip of the same flannel, cool cloths on the dry forehead, and a hot draught of wine mulled with spices and borage and other febrifuge herbs.
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