Aspirin - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈæsprɪn|  American pronunciation of the word aspirin
Brit.  |ˈasp(ə)rɪn|  British pronunciation of the word aspirin

noun

- 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 (syn: bayer, empirin)

Examples

Aspirin is effective in controlling headaches.

She took an aspirin to help her headache.

He took aspirin to deaden the pain.

When you have a bad cold, it is best to dose yourself with aspirin.

Aspirin is indicated in such cases.

She had been in the afternoon to the chemist's to buy some junior aspirin.

Aspirin may discourage tumour growth in some types of cancer.

Sumi dosed herself up with aspirin and went to bed.

Aspirin is a popular analgesic.

pain relievers like aspirin and ibuprofen

Take two aspirin and call me in the morning

Aspirin irritates my stomach

the acetylation of cyclooxygenase-2 by aspirin

Word forms

noun
singular: aspirin
plural: aspirin
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