Definitions

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

  • noun Fever.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A higher bodily temperature than is normal; fever.

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

  • noun (Med.) The febrile condition.

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  • noun medicine fever

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

  • noun a rise in the temperature of the body; frequently a symptom of infection

Etymologies

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

[New Latin, from Greek purexis, from puressein, to have a fever, from puretos, fever; see pyretic.]

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Ancient Greek πυρεξία (pyrexia, "feverishness"), from πυρετός (pyretos, "fever").

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