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Feverish or inducing fever.
feverish, fevered, hot, burning, burning up, fiery, flushed, sweating, in a cold sweatView synonyms
- ‘The present study was designed to test the hypothesis that CO, rather than free iron or biliverdine, is a pyretic molecule in the CNS of rats.’
Early 18th century (as a noun, denoting an antipyretic drug): from modern Latin pyreticus, from Greek puretos ‘fever’.
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