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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ahy-byoo-proh-fuh n, ahy-byoo-proh-fen]
    • /ˌaɪ byuˈproʊ fən, aɪˈbyu proʊˌfɛn/
    • /ˌaɪ.bjuːˈprəʊ.fen/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ahy-byoo-proh-fuh n, ahy-byoo-proh-fen]
    • /ˌaɪ byuˈproʊ fən, aɪˈbyu proʊˌfɛn/

Definitions of ibuprofen word

  • noun ibuprofen a white powder, C 13 H 18 O 2 , used especially in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis as an anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antipyretic. 1
  • noun ibuprofen A synthetic compound used widely as an analgesic and anti-inflammatory drug. 1
  • noun ibuprofen medication used for pain relief 1
  • noun ibuprofen a drug, isobutylphenylpropionic acid, that relieves pain and reduces inflammation: used to treat arthritis and muscular strains. Formula: C13H18O2 0
  • noun ibuprofen a nonsteroidal, anti-inflammatory drug, C13H18O2, used for reducing fever and relieving pain, esp. in the treatment of arthritis 0
  • noun ibuprofen (pharmacology) An NSAID, isobutylphenyl propionic acid. 0

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Origin of ibuprofen

First appearance:

before 1965
One of the 2% newest English words
First recorded in 1965-70; by contraction, rearrangement and respelling of isobutylphenyl propionic acid, the chemical name

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Parts of speech for Ibuprofen


ibuprofen popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 63% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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