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fever

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noun fe·ver \ˈfē-vər\

Simple Definition of fever

  • : a body temperature that is higher than normal

  • : a disease that causes an increase in body temperature

  • : a state of excited emotion or activity

Full Definition of fever

  1. 1 a :  a rise of body temperature above the normal b :  any of various diseases of which fever is a prominent symptom

  2. 2 a :  a state of heightened or intense emotion or activity b :  a contagious usually transient enthusiasm :  craze

Examples of fever

  1. The symptoms of the disease include headache and fever.

  2. We waited in a fever of anticipation.

  3. He had us all in a fever with worry.



Origin of fever

Middle English, from Old English fēfer, from Latin febris


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with fever


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fever

verb fe·ver

Definition of fever

fe·veredfe·ver·ing play \ˈfē-vriŋ, ˈfe-vər-iŋ\

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to throw into a fever :  agitate

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to contract or be in a fever :  become feverish



1606

First Known Use of fever

1606



FEVER Defined for Kids

fever

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noun fe·ver \ˈfē-vər\

Definition of fever

  1. 1 :  a body temperature that is higher than normal

  2. 2 :  a disease involving fever





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