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febrifuge


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Febrifuge  \Feb"ri*fuge\,  n.  [L.  febris  fever  +  fugare  to  put  to 
  flight,  from  fugere  to  flee:  cf  F.  f['e]brifuge.  see 
  {Febrile},  {Feverfew}.]  (Med.) 
  A  medicine  serving  to  mitigate  or  remove  fever.  --  a. 
  Antifebrile. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  febrifuge 
  n  :  lowers  body  temperature  to  prevent  or  alleviate  fever  [syn: 
  {antipyretic}] 




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