HyperDic: aspirin

English > 1 sense of the word aspirin:
NOUNartifactaspirin, acetylsalicylic acid, Bayer, Empirin, St. Josephthe acetylated derivative of salicylic acid
aspirin > pronunciation
RhymesAdrenalin ... zeppelin / Zeppelin: 223 rhymes with ihn...
English > aspirin: 1 sense > noun 1, artifact
MeaningThe 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.
Synonymsacetylsalicylic acid, Bayer, Empirin, St. Joseph
Narroweraspirin powder, headache powderA powdered form of aspirin
buffered aspirin, Bufferinaspirin coated with a substance capable of neutralizing acid (trade name Bufferin)
enteric-coated aspirinaspirin that is treated to pass through the stomach unaltered and to dissolve in the intestines
Broaderanalgesic, anodyne, painkiller, pain pillA medicine used to relieve pain
salicylateA salt of salicylic acid (included in several commonly used drugs)
Substancessalicylic acid, 2-hydroxybenzoic acidA white crystalline substance with a bitter aftertaste
Spanishácido acetilsalicílico, aspirina, aspirinar
Catalanàcid acetilsalicílic, aspirina

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