HyperDic: fever

English > 2 senses of the word fever:
NOUNstatefever, febrility, febricity, pyrexia, feverishnessa rise in the temperature of the body
feelingfeverintense nervous anticipation
fever > pronunciation
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English > fever: 2 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA rise in the temperature of the body; frequently a symptom of infection.
Synonymsfebrility, febricity, pyrexia, feverishness
NarrowerhyperpyrexiaExtremely high fever (especially in children)
Broadersymptom(medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
Spanishfebricity, fiebre, pirexia, temperatura
Catalanfebre, pirèxia
Adjectivesafebrilehaving no fever
febrile, feverishof or relating to or characterized by fever
feveroushaving or affected by a fever
English > fever: 2 senses > noun 2, feeling
MeaningIntense nervous anticipation.
Example"in a fever of resentment"
Narrowerbuck fevernervous excitement / excitement of an inexperienced hunter
gold fevergreed and the contagious excitement / excitement of a gold rush
Broaderanticipation, expectancyAn expectation

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