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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 de·lir·i·um /dɪˈlɪriəm/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 de·lir·i·um /dɪˈlɪrɪəm/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·lir·i·um n.
 1. Med. A state in which the thoughts, expressions, and actions are wild, irregular, and incoherent; mental aberration; a roving or wandering of the mind, -- usually dependent on a fever or some other disease, and so distinguished from mania, or madness.
 2. Strong excitement; wild enthusiasm; madness.
    The popular delirium [of the French Revolution] at first caught his enthusiastic mind.   --W. Irving.
    The delirium of the preceding session (of Parliament).   --Morley.
 Delirium tremens [L., trembling delirium] Med., a violent delirium induced by the excessive and prolonged use of intoxicating liquors.
 Traumatic delirium Med., a variety of delirium following injury.
 Syn: -- Insanity; frenzy; madness; derangement; aberration; mania; lunacy; fury. See Insanity.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: state of violent mental agitation [syn: craze, frenzy, fury,
      2: a usually brief state of excitement and mental confusion
         often accompanied by hallucinations