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Definition of "fever-heat" [fever-heat]

  • The heat of fever; a degree of bodily heat characteristic or indicative of fever. On some Fahrenheit thermometers fever-heat is marked at 112°. (noun)
  • Hence A feverish degree of excitement or excitation: as, the enthusiasm rose to fever-heat. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "fever-heat" in a sentence
  • "When the youngest Princess saw him thus distracted for love and longing for passion and the fever-heat of desire, she went in to her sisterhood weeping-eyed and woeful-hearted, and shedding copious tears threw herself upon them, kissed their feet and besought them to devise some device for bringing Hasan to the"
  • "You will be drawn into the fray by party spirit now still at fever-heat; though the fever, which spent itself in violence in"
  • "Upon this new vision of threatened possibilities followed one of those paroxysms of thought at fever-heat which consume whole years of life."
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