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feverish

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adjective fe·ver·ish \ˈfē-vrish, ˈfe-vər-ish\

Simple Definition of feverish

  • : having a fever : suffering from a higher than normal body temperature caused by illness

  • : of or relating to a fever

  • : involving intense emotion or activity : feeling or showing great or extreme excitement

Full Definition of feverish

  1. 1 a :  tending to cause fever b :  having the symptoms of a fever c :  indicating or relating to fever

  2. 2 :  marked by intense emotion, activity, or instability <feverish excitement>

fe·ver·ish·ly adverb
fe·ver·ish·ness noun

Examples of feverish

  1. She was feeling tired and feverish.

  2. He had a feverish appearance.



14th Century

First Known Use of feverish

14th century


FEVERISH Defined for Kids

feverish

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adjective fe·ver·ish \ˈfē-və-rish\

Definition of feverish

  1. 1 :  having a fever <a feverish child>

  2. 2 :  characteristic of or relating to a fever <a feverish nightmare>

  3. 3 :  showing great emotion or activity :  hectic <… he belonged to the daytime world of feverish activity. — Betsy Byars, The Summer of the Swans>

fe·ver·ish·ly adverb



Medical Dictionary

feverish

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adjective fe·ver·ish \ˈfēv-(ə-)rish\

Medical Definition of feverish

  1. 1:  showing symptoms indicating fever (as increased heat and thirst or delirium) :  having a fever <the patient is feverish>; specifically :  abnormally hot <the child's forehead felt feverish>

  2. 2:  of or indicating fever <a feverish condition>

  3. 3:  infected with or tending to cause fever <a damp, feverish, unhealthy spot—R. L. Stevenson>





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