WORD OF THE DAY.


The Word of the Day comes from "THE THOUSAND AUTUMNS OF JACOB DE ZOET" by David Mitchell.


FEBRIFUGE



noun noun: febrifuge; plural noun: febrifuges


a medicine used to reduce fever. "she employed a risky febrifuge and the fever finally broke"


Origin


late 17th century: from French fébrifuge, from Latin febris ‘fever’ + fugare ‘drive away’. Compare with feverfew.

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