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delirium

de·lir·i·um

delirium

 
 
pronunciation:
d lI ri m
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
inflections: deliria, deliriums
definition 1: a temporary state of mental disturbance sometimes caused by high fever, shock, or intoxication, and characterized by confusion, hallucinations, delusions, disturbed speech, and the like.
Her fever was so high that she lapsed into delirium.
antonyms:
lucidity
definition 2: wild, uncontrolled excitement or emotion.
In their delirium, the fans rushed onto the field.
antonyms:
apathy
similar words:
frenzy
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