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ˈfi vərfever

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fever, febrility, febricity, pyrexia, feverishnessnoun

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

  2. fevernoun

    intense nervous anticipation

    "in a fever of resentment"

Wiktionary

  1. fevernoun

    A higher than normal body temperature of a person (or, generally, a mammal), usually caused by disease.

    "I have a fever. I think I've caught a cold."

  2. fevernoun

    Any of various diseases.

    scarlet fever

  3. fevernoun

    A state of excitement (of a person or people).

  4. fevernoun

    A group of stingrays.

  5. feververb

    To put into a fever; to affect with fever.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fevernoun

    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

    Etymology: [OE. fever, fefer, AS. fefer, fefor, L. febris: cf. F. fivre. Cf. Febrile.]

  2. Fevernoun

    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

    Etymology: [OE. fever, fefer, AS. fefer, fefor, L. febris: cf. F. fivre. Cf. Febrile.]

  3. Feververb

    to put into a fever; to affect with fever; as, a fevered lip

    Etymology: [OE. fever, fefer, AS. fefer, fefor, L. febris: cf. F. fivre. Cf. Febrile.]

Freebase

  1. Fever

    Fever is one of the most common medical signs and is characterized by an elevation of body temperature above the normal range of 36.5–37.5 °C due to an increase in the temperature regulatory set-point. This increase in set-point triggers increased muscle tone and chills. As a person's temperature increases, there is, in general, a feeling of cold despite an increasing body temperature. Once the new temperature is reached, there is a feeling of warmth. A fever can be caused by many different conditions ranging from benign to potentially serious. Some studies suggest that fever is useful as a defense mechanism as the body's immune response can be strengthened at higher temperatures, however there are arguments for and against the usefulness of fever, and the issue is controversial. With the exception of very high temperatures, treatment to reduce fever is often not necessary; however, antipyretic medications can be effective at lowering the temperature, which may improve the affected person's comfort. Fever differs from uncontrolled hyperthermia, in that hyperthermia is an increase in body temperature over the body's thermoregulatory set-point, due to excessive heat production and/or insufficient thermoregulation.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fever

    fē′vėr, n. disease marked by great bodily heat and quickening of pulse: extreme excitement of the passions, agitation: a painful degree of anxiety.—v.t. to put into a fever.—v.i. to become fevered.—adj. Fē′vered, affected with fever, excited.—ns. Fē′ver-few, a composite perennial closely allied to camomile, so called from its supposed power as a febrifuge; Fē′ver-heat, the heat of fever: an excessive degree of excitement.—adj. Fē′verish, slightly fevered: indicating fever: fidgety: fickle: morbidly eager.—adv. Fē′verishly.—n. Fē′verishness.—adj. Fē′verous, feverish: marked by sudden changes. [A.S. féfor—L. febris.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Fever

    An abnormal elevation of body temperature, usually as a result of a pathologic process.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'fever' in Nouns Frequency: #2781

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fever in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fever in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of fever in a Sentence

  1. Daniel Cohen:

    Today if we have a child with fever, I'm talking to those parents on a daily basis because of the ambiguity and the fear we all have, we don't want to miss that one kid.

  2. Mohammed Hashem:

    As a father, I have the right to worry about my daughter, the fever hasn't dropped. You can see here, it hasn't gone down. They gave her some medication and she got a little bit better, only a little bit.

  3. David Heymann:

    Lassa fever occurs because people live in the forest and destroy it for farming.

  4. Joy Starr:

    He was sick a lot, he's been sick a lot for a while. And he's still sick. He's having stomach issues. So I'm going to get him looked at and see if there's further damage. I don't know, I mean, because he got real sick. Fever every day for weeks. And stomach pain.

  5. Don Sodora:

    In the typical ways to contain these types of outbreaks, you want to identify the patients very quickly. You want to make sure that people who are feverish and have the disease do not leave an area, the hemorrhagic fever viruses have a number of issues that make them particularly problematic with regard to transmission. They have this initial period when people are infected but don't show symptoms, and that's a problem.

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