Definition of paracetamol noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

paracetamol

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BrE BrE//ˌpærəˈsiːtəmɒl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpærəˈsiːtəmɑːl//
 
; BrE BrE//ˌpærəˈsetəmɒl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpærəˈsetəmɑːl//
 
(British English)(North American English acetaminophen)[uncountable, countable](pl. paracetamol, paracetamols)
 
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a drug used to reduce pain and fever Do you have any paracetamol? Take two paracetamol(s) and try to sleep. Word Origin 1950s: from par(a-)acet(yl)am(inophen)ol.

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