Definition of ibuprofen in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌībyo͞oˈprōfən/


A synthetic compound used widely as an analgesic and anti-inflammatory drug.
  • Alternative name: 2-(4-isobutylphenyl) propionic acid; chemical formula: C13H18O2.
Example sentences
  • Aspirin and drugs like ibuprofen and naproxen can cause life-threatening ulcers.
  • Regular use of drugs like acetaminophen, ibuprofen or naproxen may also pose hazards.
  • Your doctor may ask you to try aspirin or anti-inflammatory medicines like ibuprofen or naproxen.


1960s: from elements of the chemical name.

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Syllabification: i·bu·pro·fen

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