Meaning of “anti-inflammatory” in the English Dictionary

"anti-inflammatory" in British English

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uk /ˌæn.ti.ɪnˈflæm.ə.tər.i/ us /ˌæn.t̬i.ɪnˈflæm.ə.tɔːr.i/

An anti-inflammatory drug is one that is used to reduce pain and swelling:

anti-inflammatory drugs for arthritis

anti-inflammatorynoun [ C ]

uk /ˌæn.ti.ɪnˈflæm.ə.tri/ us /ˌæn.t̬i.ɪnˈflæm.ə.tɔːr.i/

an anti-inflammatory drug:

Aspirin is an anti-inflammatory.

(Definition of “anti-inflammatory” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)