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Nurofen

Line breaks: Nuro|fen
Pronunciation: /ˈnjʊərəfɛn
 
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Definition of Nurofen in English:

noun

Trademark for ibuprofen.
Example sentences
  • Only give medication that is suitable for children, such as children's paracetamol (eg Calpol) or ibuprofen (eg Nurofen for children).
  • Over the daily Nurofen we take to nurse our glass ceiling headaches, we have at last been able to read how the Equal Opportunities Commission has discovered that females hold fewer than one in ten of the most senior positions in public life.
  • And while I wouldn't want to see a return to athletes being able to get away with anabolic steroid use, and the like, I do think it's a bit heartbreaking when someone is stripped of a medal for taking a Nurofen.

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