Meaning of ASPIRIN in English

ASPIRIN

■ noun ( plural same or ~s ) a synthetic compound (acetylsalicylic acid) used to relieve pain and reduce fever and inflammation.

Origin

C19: from Ger., from acetylierte Spirsäure 'acetylated salicylic acid'.

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