fever has definitions from the field of medicine
[ noun ] (medicine) a rise in the temperature of the body; frequently a symptom of infection

Used in print

(J. W. C. Hagstrom et al., "Debilitating muscular...)

Repeated attempts to withdraw steroids entirely were unsuccessful because increased muscle weakness resulted , as_well_as fever , malaise , anorexia , anxiety , and an exacerbation of the anemia .

(Arthur Miller, "The Prophecy," in The Best...)

Then she fell_asleep again as suddenly as a person with fever , and when she awoke it was dark outside and the clarity was back in her eyes .

Related terms

symptom hyperpyrexia

[ noun ] intense nervous anticipation


"in a fever of resentment"