fe·ver /ˈfɪvɚ/ 名詞
1. Med. A diseased state of the system, marked by increased heat, acceleration of the pulse, and a general derangement of the functions, including usually, thirst and loss of appetite. Many diseases, of which fever is the most prominent symptom, are denominated fevers; as, typhoid fever; yellow fever.
Note: ☞ Remitting fevers subside or abate at intervals; intermitting fevers intermit or entirely cease at intervals; continued or continual fevers neither remit nor intermit.
2. Excessive excitement of the passions in consequence of strong emotion; a condition of great excitement; as, this quarrel has set my blood in a fever.
An envious fever
Of pale and bloodless emulation. --Shak.
After life's fitful fever he sleeps well. --Shak.
Brain fever, Continued fever, etc. See under Brain, Continued, etc.
Fever and ague, a form of fever recurring in paroxysms which are preceded by chills. It is of malarial origin.
Fever blister Med., a blister or vesicle often found about the mouth in febrile states; a variety of herpes.
Fever bush Bot., the wild allspice or spice bush. See Spicewood.
Fever powder. Same as Jame's powder.
Fever root Bot., an American herb of the genus Triosteum (Triosteum perfoliatum); -- called also feverwort and horse gentian.
Fever sore, a carious ulcer or necrosis. --Miner.
Fe·ver, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fevered p. pr. & vb. n. Fevering.] To put into a fever; to affect with fever; as, a fevered lip. [R.]
The white hand of a lady fever thee. --Shak.
n 1: a rise in the temperature of the body; frequently a symptom
of infection [syn: febrility, febricity, pyrexia,
2: intense nervous anticipation; "in a fever of resentment"
(Deut. 28:22; Matt. 8:14; Mark 1:30; John 4:52; Acts 28:8), a
burning heat, as the word so rendered denotes, which attends all
febrile attacks. In all Eastern countries such diseases are very
common. Peter's wife's mother is said to have suffered from a
"great fever" (Luke 4:38), an instance of Luke's professional
exactitude in describing disease. He adopts here the technical
medical distinction, as in those times fevers were divided into
the "great" and the "less."