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

  • n. Unusually high body temperature.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The condition of having an abnormally high body temperature caused by a failure of the heat-regulating mechanisms of the body to deal with the heat coming from the environment.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. abnormally high body temperature.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as hyperpyrexia.

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

  • n. abnormally high body temperature; sometimes induced (as in treating some forms of cancer)

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