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Fever

Fever

WordNet



noun


(1)   Intense nervous anticipation
"In a fever of resentment"
(2)   A rise in the temperature of the body; frequently a symptom of infection
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Etymology


< < Old English fēfor < , perhaps originally } or } < ; or perhaps literally 'a trembling', akin to Greek , .

Noun



  1. A higher than normal body temperature of a person (or, generally, a mammal), usually caused by disease.
    "I have a fever. I think I've caught a cold."
  2. Any of various diseases.
    scarlet fever
  3. A state of excitement (of a person or people).

Synonyms

: high temperature, pyrexia (medical term), temperature: excitation, excitement, passion