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Noun: aspirin  as-p(u-)rin
  1. The acetylated derivative of salicylic acid; used as an analgesic anti-inflammatory drug (trade names Bayer, Empirin, and St. Joseph) usually taken in tablet form; used as an antipyretic; slows clotting of the blood by poisoning platelets
    - acetylsalicylic acid, Bayer, Empirin, St. Joseph

Derived forms: aspirins

Type of: analgesic, anodyne, pain pill, painkiller, salicylate

Encyclopedia: Aspirin