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 a : tending to cause fever b : having the symptoms of a fever c : indicating or relating to fever
2 : marked by intense emotion, activity, or instability <feverish excitement>
Examples of feverish
She was feeling tired and feverish.
He had a feverish appearance.
First Known Use of feverish
Medical Definition of feverish
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: of or indicating fever <a feverish condition>
3: infected with or tending to cause fever <a damp, feverish, unhealthy spot—R. L. Stevenson>
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