Definition of pyretic in English:

pyretic

adjective

rare
  • Fevered, feverish, or inducing fever.

    • ‘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.’
    feverish, fevered, hot, burning, burning up, fiery, flushed, sweating, in a cold sweat
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Origin

Early 18th century (as a medical term, now only in antipyretic): from modern Latin pyreticus, from Greek puretos fever.

Pronunciation:

pyretic

/pīˈredik/