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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Abnormally high fever.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An excessive and unusual elevation of set body temperature greater than or equal to 41°C (105.8°F), or extremely high fever.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A condition of excessive fever; an elevation of temperature in a disease, in excess of the limit usually observed in that disease.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In pathology, a high degree of pyrexia or fever.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. extremely high fever (especially in children)

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