Definitions

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

  • adjective Having a fever or the symptoms associated with a fever.
  • adjective Characterized by intense activity or agitation; feverish.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Suffering from fever; feverish; hence, heated; perturbed; disordered: as, a fevered imagination.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Highly excited.

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  • adjective Affected by a fever; feverish.
  • adjective heated, impassioned

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

  • adjective highly excited

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Examples

  • A more open market for college admissions, no matter how fevered, is still fairer than the old system, which petered out in the mid-1960s, whereby Exeter's headmaster could earmark a few dozen of each year's seniors for admission to Harvard.

    The New College Chaos

  • A more open market for college admissions, no matter how fevered, is still fairer than the old system, which petered out in the mid-1960s, whereby Exeter's headmaster could earmark a few dozen of each year's seniors for admission to Harvard.

    The New College Chaos

  • "Pathetic," he called the fevered satisfaction she took in the hovering attentions of our old black nurse, who gave us brief respites in the two sick-rooms by turns, and who had according to Mrs. Fontenette, "such a beautiful faith!"

    Strong Hearts

  • I will take steps to learn my way around Seattle better, so that I don't feel trapped indoors/stir crazy/cabin fevered.

    Happy New Year!

  • I just can't remember any who've shown an "eye" or a shooting style that I would call fevered or amped-up and

    Hollywood Elsewhere

  • Each new record is greeted with the kind of fevered hope and fear and anticipation unique to those cult bands who are truly adored: Will it be too populist?

    Love, Belle and Sebastian-style

  • The rise of the viral right here has fostered the same kind of fevered imaginings.

    Mark Olmsted: The Evolution of Fascism -- Then and Now

  • The rise of the viral right here has fostered the same kind of fevered imaginings.

    Mark Olmsted: The Evolution of Fascism -- Then and Now

  • Is the film some kind of fevered dream taking place in Bill's sexually frustrated mind?

    Films I Love #14: Eyes Wide Shut (Stanley Kubrick, 1999)

  • But we -- I mean, I think that they must leak a certain amount in order to build up that kind of fevered (ph) anticipation.

    CNN Transcript Sep 9, 2009

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