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Noun: fever  fee-vu(r)
  1. A rise in the temperature of the body; frequently a symptom of infection
    - febrility, febricity, pyrexia, feverishness
  2. A state of nervous excitement
    "in a fever of resentment"

Derived forms: fevers

Type of: excitation, excitement, fervor [US], fervour [Brit, Cdn], inflammation, symptom

Encyclopedia: Fever, 1793