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Fever meaning

fever - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. A diseased state of the system, marked by increased heat, acceleration of the pulse, and a general derangement of the functions, including usually, thirst and loss of appetite. Many diseases, of which fever is the most prominent symptom, are denominated fevers; as, typhoid fever; yellow fever.
  2. 2. Excessive excitement of the passions in consequence of strong emotion; a condition of great excitement; as, this quarrel has set my blood in a fever.
  3. 3. To put into a fever; to affect with fever; as, a fevered lip.
  4. 4. Disease marked by increased heat of body and quickening of the pulse; mental excitement.

fever - examples of usage

  1. Soon afterwards Marshall, who had been in the Low Country, went down with fever. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. I lay six weeks in fever, and I never saw you since. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  3. There is low fever in many cases. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
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