delirium tremens

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noun delirium tre·mens \-ˈtrē-mənz, -ˈtre-\

Definition of delirium tremens

  1. :  a violent delirium with tremors that is induced by excessive and prolonged use of alcoholic liquors —called also d.t.'s

Origin and Etymology of delirium tremens

New Latin, literally, trembling delirium


First Known Use: 1827


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delirium tremens

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noun delirium tre·mens \-ˈtrē-mənz, -ˈtrem-ənz\

Medical Definition of delirium tremens

  1. :  a violent delirium with tremors that is induced by excessive and prolonged use of alcoholic liquors—called also d.t.'s


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