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delirium tremens

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun 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.

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  • noun 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.

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  • noun acute delirium caused by alcohol poisoning

Etymologies

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

[New Latin dēlīrium tremēns : Latin dēlīrium, delirium + Latin tremēns, trembling.]

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