pyretic [pī ret′ik]
[ModL pyreticus < Gr pyretos, burning heat, fever < pyr, FIRE]
of, causing, or characterized by fever

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  • Pyretic — Py*ret ic, a. [Gr. ? burning heat, fever, from ? fire: cf. F. pyr[ e]tique.] (Med.) Of or pertaining to fever; febrile. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pyretic — adjective Etymology: New Latin pyreticus, from Greek pyretikos, from pyretos fever, from pyr Date: circa 1858 of or relating to fever ; febrile …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pyretic — /puy ret ik/, adj. of, pertaining to, affected by, or producing fever. [1685 95; < NL pyreticus, equiv. to Gk pyret(ós) fever + L icus IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • pyretic — adjective Caused by, pertaining to or resulting in fever. See Also: antipyretic …   Wiktionary

  • pyretic — SYN: febrile. [G. pyretikos] * * * py·ret·ic (pi retґik) [Gr. pyretos fever] 1. febrile. 2. pyrogenic. 3. pyrogen …   Medical dictionary

  • pyretic — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Being at a higher temperature than desirable: febrific, febrile, feverish, hectic, hot. See HOT …   English dictionary for students

  • pyretic — py·ret·ic || paɪ retɪk adj. of or related to fever; causing fever …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pyretic — [pʌɪ rɛtɪk, pɪ ] adjective feverish or inducing fever. Origin C18 (denoting an antipyretic drug): from mod. L. pyreticus, from Gk puretos fever …   English new terms dictionary

  • pyretic — py·ret·ic …   English syllables

  • pyretic — py•ret•ic [[t]paɪˈrɛt ɪk[/t]] adj. pat of, pertaining to, affected by, or producing fever • Etymology: 1685–95; < NL pyreticus= Gk pyret(ós) fever + L icus ic …   From formal English to slang

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