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delirium tremens

noun delirium tre·mens \-ˈtrē-mənz, -ˈtre-\

Definition of DELIRIUM TREMENS

:  a violent delirium with tremors that is induced by excessive and prolonged use of alcoholic liquors —called also d.t.'s
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Origin of DELIRIUM TREMENS

New Latin, literally, trembling delirium
First Known Use: 1827
Medical Dictionary

delirium tremens

noun delirium tre·mens \-ˈtrē-mənz, -ˈtrem-ənz\

Medical Definition of DELIRIUM TREMENS

:  a violent delirium with tremors that is induced by excessive and prolonged use of alcoholic liquors—called also d.t.'s

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