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Definition of "fever" []

  • Abnormally high body temperature. (noun)
  • Any of various diseases characterized by abnormally high body temperature. (noun)
  • A condition of heightened activity or excitement: a fever of anticipation. (noun)
  • A contagious, usually short-lived enthusiasm or craze: disco fever. (noun)
  • To effect fever in. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fever" in a sentence
  • "Therefore, in the following pages I am giving an extensive description of fever from a biological standpoint, together with its dietetic treatment -- not _cure_ for, as will be seen, _fever in itself is not a disease, but the attempt of nature to get rid of a disease_."
  • "I. ii.209 (16,3) [Not a soul _But felt a fever of the mad_] In all the later editions this is changed to a _fever of the mind_, without reason or authority, nor is any notice given of an alteration."
  • "Good luck and good night P.D. I hope your cabin fever is going away."