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afebrile

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Pronunciation: /eɪˈfiːbrʌɪl/

Definition of afebrile in English:

adjective

Medicine
Not feverish.
Example sentences
  • Physical examination revealed an afebrile woman in no acute distress.
  • After 8 weeks of therapy, he was afebrile and eating, and was discharged from the hospital.
  • The patient was afebrile and had a respiratory rate of 22 breaths/min.

Origin

late 19th century: from a-1 'not' + febrile.

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