delirium tremens

noun
delirium tre·​mens | \ -ˈtrē-mənz How to pronounce delirium tremens (audio) , -ˈtre- How to pronounce delirium tremens (audio) \

Definition of delirium tremens

: a violent delirium with tremors that is induced by excessive and prolonged use of alcoholic liquors

called also d.t.'s

First Known Use of delirium tremens

1827, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for delirium tremens

New Latin, literally, trembling delirium

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delirium tremens

noun
delirium tre·​mens | \ -ˈtrē-mənz How to pronounce delirium tremens (audio) , -ˈtrem-ənz How to pronounce delirium tremens (audio) \

Medical Definition of delirium tremens

: 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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