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fever

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1 an abnormal state that disrupts a plant's or animal's normal bodily functioning
  • before the days of modern medicine, when death remained a mystery, people said that someone died of a fever and left it at that

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2 a state of wildly excited activity or emotion
  • in the fever of a political campaign a lot of things get said that never should have been said

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The first known use of fever was before the 12th century

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“Fever.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/fever. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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