Acetaminophen (noun)

  1. A drug used as a pain reliever and a fever reducer.
  2. A white crystalline powder that is used as an analgesic and antipyretic.

Origin:

1960s: from acetyl + amine + paracetamol (an earlier name for the drug).

Examples:

  1. She took two acetaminophen tablets to relieve her headache.
  2. The doctor recommended taking acetaminophen to reduce the fever.
  3. Acetaminophen is a common ingredient in many over-the-counter pain relievers.
  4. The medicine cabinet was stocked with acetaminophen and other pain relievers.
  5. Acetaminophen is used to treat a variety of mild to moderate pain symptoms.
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