from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Fever.
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- n. fever
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The febrile condition.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A higher bodily temperature than is normal; fever.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a rise in the temperature of the body; frequently a symptom of infection
New Latin, from Greek purexis, from puressein, to have a fever, from puretos, fever; see pyretic.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Ancient Greek πυρεξία (pyrexia, "feverishness"), from πυρετός (pyretos, "fever"). (Wiktionary)