American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An acute, sometimes fatal episode of delirium usually caused by withdrawal or abstinence from alcohol following habitual excessive drinking. It also may occur during an episode of heavy alcohol consumption.
- n. pathology A psychosis of chronic alcoholism, usually due to alcohol withdrawal, which can be fatal. Symptoms include sweating, tremors, terrifying hallucinations, insomnia, restlessness, disorientation and anxiety.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Med.) a violent delirium induced by the excessive and prolonged use of intoxicating liquors.
- n. acute delirium caused by alcohol poisoning
- New Latin dēlīrium tremēns : Latin dēlīrium, delirium + Latin tremēns, trembling. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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