Antimalarial (adjective)

Relating to the prevention or treatment of malaria.


From the latin anti ("against") + malaria ("bad air") from the idea that antimalarials are substances that prevent or treat malaria.


  1. Quinine is an antimalarial drug that has been used for centuries to treat malaria.
  2. The antimalarial properties of Artemisia annua have been known for centuries.
  3. The patient was prescribed antimalarial medication before traveling to a malaria-endemic area.
  4. The antimalarial drug was found to be ineffective against the new strain of the parasite.
  5. The antimalarial properties of the plant have been used in traditional medicine for centuries.
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