Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Relating to, producing, or affected by fever.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Characterized by or affected with pyrexia or fever; feverish.
  • noun A remedy for fever.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Med.) Of or pertaining to fever; febrile.

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  • adjective Caused by, pertaining to or resulting in fever.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective causing fever

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[New Latin pyreticus, from Greek puretos, fever, from pūr, fire; see paəwr̥ in Indo-European roots.]

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New Latin pyreticus, from Ancient Greek πυρετικός (puretikós, "febrile"), from πυρετός (puretos, "fever"), from Ancient Greek πῦρ (pur, "fire").

Examples

  • It also has digestive, anti-inflammatory, anti-pyretic and blood purifying properties.

    Archive 2006-06-01

  • It also has digestive, anti-inflammatory, anti-pyretic and blood purifying properties.

    Remembering Grandma – I

  • I mean, how would you feel about my credentials (a pharmacist) if I confused anti-pyretic (fever reducing) with pruritus ani (chronic itching of the skin around the anus).

    Think Progress » ThinkFast: August 16, 2006

  • I mean, how would you feel about my credentials (a pharmacist) if I confused anti-pyretic (fever reducing) with pruritus ani (chronic itching of the skin around the anus).

    Think Progress » ThinkFast: August 17, 2006

  • The example of restraint which would have resulted from the sparing of the dictator's life, and possibly encouraged similar expressions from opposition forces sympathetic to Saddam, has been tossed aside in Bush and Maliki's pyretic rush forward to some imagined crushing victory that they would gamble even more of our soldiers 'lives to achieve.

    Three Thousand Wake-Up Calls In Iraq

  • I can't say you have any pyretic symptoms yourself, Major.

    Sharpe's Siege

  • Having ascertained inapparent typhus in cases of primary infection, it was then easy for me to demonstrate the existence of apyretic typhus in certain guinea pigs that had been reinoculated a fairly long time after contraction of a primary infection of pyretic typhus.

    Charles Nicolle - Nobel Lecture

  • As inapparent typhus produced no preventive properties, I then endeavoured to produce pyretic typhus in the donkey.

    Charles Nicolle - Nobel Lecture

  • At the twelfth, brain tissue from the rats induced pyretic typhus in the guinea pig.

    Charles Nicolle - Nobel Lecture

  • Blood from a guinea pig who has contracted inapparent typhus will always produce pyretic typhus in another guinea pig if the dose inoculated is sufficient.

    Charles Nicolle - Nobel Lecture

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