Definition of delirium
Examples of delirium in a Sentence
In her delirium, nothing she said made any sense.
shoppers running around in a delirium the day before Christmas
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Finally, poet Edgar Allan Poe — who died in Baltimore in a delirium — remains a powerful presence.
In Hernandez-Llach’s case, medical investigators conducted a battery of toxicology exams and tests at the University of Miami’s Brain Bank before ruling out excited delirium.
Marvel has certainly benefited from the arrangement thus far: Spider-Man's cameo in Civil War was greeted with delirium by comic book fans.
Open House/Open Studios: Scientific Delirium Madness 4.0.
A medical examiner concluded that a struggle with corrections officers led Williams to suffer from excited delirium, a form of mania that follows severe physical agitation.
After they were moved out of an intensive care unit, 15.1 percent given conventional treatment experienced delirium.
Estimates of delirium’s prevalence vary widely, ranging from 13 percent to 50 percent among people who have non-heart surgery, according to an editorial accompanying the study, which appears in JAMA Surgery.
The capital of California, already whipped into a frenzy over that best-of-seven series of regional animosity, was poised to explode in communal delirium.
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DELIRIUM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of delirium for English Language Learners
: a mental state in which you are confused and not able to think or speak clearly usually because of fever or some other illness
: a state of wild excitement and great happiness
DELIRIUM Defined for Kids
Definition of delirium for Students
1 : a condition of mind in which thought and speech are confused usually because of a high fever or other illness
2 : wild excitement
Medical Definition of delirium
: a mental disturbance characterized by confusion, disordered speech, and hallucinations
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