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

  • n. Inflammation of the brain or meninges, as in encephalitis or meningitis.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. encephalitis or meningitis

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. fever in which the brain is specially affected; any acute cerebral affection attended by fever.
  • n. etc. See under Brain, Continued, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Inflammation of the brain; phrenitis; meningitis.

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

  • n. meningitis caused by bacteria and often fatal

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