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fever

noun

1 fever

A rise in the temperature of the body; frequently a symptom of infection.

synonyms: febricity, febrility, feverishness, pyrexia.

Roget 382: heat, caloric; temperature, warmth, fervor, calidity; incalescence, incandescence; glow, flush; fever, hectic.    phlogiston; fire, ... show more

Roget 655: disease; illness, sickness etc. adj.; ailing &c.; all the ills that flesh is heir to" [Hamlet]; morbidity, morbosity; infirmity, ailment, indisposition; ... show more

Roget 825: excitability, impetuosity, vehemence; boisterousness etc. adj.; turbulence; impatience, intolerance, nonendurance; irritability etc. (irascibility) 901; ... show more

Dutch: koorts, temperatuur, verhoging
Polish: gorÄ…czka, temperatura



2 fever

Intense nervous anticipation.


Moby thesaurus: abscess, agitation, ague, amok, anemia, animal heat, ankylosis, anoxia, apnea, asphyxiation, asthma, ataxia, atrophy, attack, backache, bleeding, blennorhea, blood heat, bluster, bobbery ... show more.

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