Dictionary

delirium tremens

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

Origin of DELIRIUM TREMENS

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

delirium tremens

noun delirium tre·mens \-ˈtrē-mənz, -ˈtrem-ənz\   (Medical Dictionary)

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

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: delishPrevious Word in the Dictionary: deliriumAll Words Near: delirium tremens
February 27, 2015
rationale Hear it
An explanation or underlying reason
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears