Meaning of FEVER in English

FEVER

transcription, транскрипция: [ fi:və(r) ]

( fevers)

1.

If you have a fever when you are ill, your body temperature is higher than usual and your heart beats faster.

My Uncle Jim had a high fever...

Symptoms of the disease include fever and weight loss.

N-VAR

see also hay fever , rheumatic fever , scarlet fever

2.

A fever is extreme excitement or nervousness about something.

Angie waited in a fever of excitement.

= frenzy

N-COUNT : usu with supp

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