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fever

fe·ver

fever

 
 
pronunciation:
fi vr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an above-normal body temperature, usu. caused by illness.
She has a headache and a high fever.The fever is still going up.His fever has gone down, and there is no need to worry anymore.She's in bed with a fever.A fever usually accompanies this illness.
antonyms:
chill
definition 2: any of several diseases characterized by such a condition.
scarlet fever
definition 3: a state of intense excitement or activity.
She was in a fever of curiosity about that locked box.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: fevered, fevering, fevers
definition: to cause or seem to cause a fever in.
It is love that fevers his brow.
derivation: fevered (adj.)
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