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paracetamol

Syllabification: par·a·ce·ta·mol
Pronunciation: /ˌperəˈsēdəˌmäl
 
, ˌperəˈsedəˌmôl
 
/

Definition of paracetamol in English:

noun (plural same or paracetamols)

British term for acetaminophen.
Example sentences
  • Inflammation can be reduced with ibuprofen tablets and paracetamol can help to relieve any pain.
  • Take painkillers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen if you have a fever or headache, and gargle with aspirin to help relieve a sore throat.
  • You will usually be given pain relief such as paracetamol or codeine tablets to help ease your discomfort.

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