de·lir·i·um /dɪˈlɪrɪəm/ 名詞
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.
Traumatic delirium Med., a variety of delirium following injury.
Syn: -- Insanity; frenzy; madness; derangement; aberration; mania; lunacy; fury. See Insanity.
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