Definition of paracetamol in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌparəˈsiːtəmɒl/

noun (plural same or paracetamols)

[mass noun] British
A synthetic compound used as a drug to relieve and reduce fever, usually taken in tablet form.
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.


1950s: from par(a-)acet(yl)am(inophen)ol.

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