fug-, -fuge, -fugit
(Latin: drive away, flee, fly, run away)
2. Mitigating or removing fever
2. Acting to reduce fever.
3. A medicine adapted to drive away or to reduce fever.
2. In botany, a plant or flower that lasts only briefly before withering or dropping off: The queen of the night, or night-blooming cereus, is spectacular when the blossom opens, but is quite fugacious in that it fades away within a few hours.
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Eheu fugaces labuntur anni. "Alas, the fleeting years glide by." As seen in Horace's Odes.
Fugit hora. "The hour flies." or "Time flies." As seen in Ovid.
Fugit irreparabile tempus. "We cannot stop time in its tracks." or "Irrecoverable time flies away." Tempus fugit is a shortened version of this proverb (or motto), as seen in Vergil.
Fugite fures omnes. "Fly (Flee) all you thieves."