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
psychosisof chronic alcoholism, usually due to alcoholwithdrawal, which can be fatal. Symptoms include sweating, tremors, terrifying hallucinations, insomnia, restlessness, disorientationand anxiety.
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- noun acute delirium caused by alcohol poisoning
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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