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

  • noun Abnormally high fever.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In pathology, a high degree of pyrexia or fever.

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

  • noun (Med.) A condition of excessive fever; an elevation of temperature in a disease, in excess of the limit usually observed in that disease.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun medicine An excessive and unusual elevation of set body temperature greater than or equal to 41°C (105.8°F), or extremely high fever.

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

  • noun extremely high fever (especially in children)

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