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fever

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noun fe·ver \ˈfē-vər\

Medical Definition of fever

  1. 1:  a rise of body temperature above the normal whether a natural response (as to infection) or artificially induced for therapeutic reasons

  2. 2:  an abnormal bodily state characterized by increased production of heat, accelerated heart action and pulse, and systemic debility with weakness, loss of appetite, and thirst

  3. 3:  any of various diseases of which fever is a prominent symptom—see yellow fever, typhoid fever




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fever

verb fe·ver

Medical Definition of fever

fe·veredfe·ver·ing \ˈfēv-(ə-)riŋ\play

  1. transitive verb

  2. :  to affect with fever <the malarial plasmodia fevered him>

  3. intransitive verb

  4. :  to contract or be in a fever :  be or become feverish <the malaria victim fevered intermittently>





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