Fever

Definition of Fever

Fe´ver   Pronunciation: fē´vẽrd
n.1.(Med.) A diseased state of the system, marked by increased heat, acceleration of the pulse, and a general derangement of the functions, including usually, thirst and loss of appetite. Many diseases, of which fever is the most prominent symptom, are denominated fevers; as, typhoid fever; yellow fever.
2.Excessive excitement of the passions in consequence of strong emotion; a condition of great excitement; as, this quarrel has set my blood in a fever.
An envious fever
Of pale and bloodless emulation.
- Shak.
After life's fitful fever he sleeps well.
- Shak.
Brain fever
etc. See under Brain, Continued, etc.
Fever and ague
a form of fever recurring in paroxysms which are preceded by chills. It is of malarial origin.
Fever blister
(Med.) a blister or vesicle often found about the mouth in febrile states; a variety of herpes.
Fever bush
(Bot.) the wild allspice or spice bush. See Spicewood.
Fever powder
Same as Jame's powder.
Fever root
(Bot.) an American herb of the genus Triosteum (Triosteum perfoliatum); - called also feverwort and horse gentian.
Fever sore
a carious ulcer or necrosis.
- Miner.
v. t.1.To put into a fever; to affect with fever; as, a fevered lip.
[imp. & p. p. Fevered (fē"vẽrd); p. pr. & vb. n. Fevering.]
The white hand of a lady fever thee.
- Shak.

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