Meaning of anti-inflammatory

an•ti-in•flam•ma•to•ry

Pronunciation: (an"tē in-flam'u-tôr"ē, -tōr"ē, an"tī-), [key]
— adj., n., pl. -ries.
—adj.
  1. acting to reduce certain signs of inflammation, as swelling, tenderness, fever, and pain.
—n.
  1. a medication, as aspirin, used to reduce inflammation.
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