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fever

noun  /ˈfi·vər/ us  

fever noun (BODY TEMPERATURE)

[C/U] a condition in which the body’s temperature is higher than usual, esp. as a sign of illness: [C] The child has a rash and a high fever.

fever noun (EXCITEMENT)

[U] a state of great excitement or enthusiasm: Texas was in the grip of football fever.
Translations of “fever”
in Korean 고열…
in Arabic حُمَّى…
in French fièvre…
in Turkish ateş, heyecanlı durum, telaş…
in Italian febbre…
in Chinese (Traditional) 疾病, 發燒,發熱…
in Russian жар, лихорадочное состояние, возбуждение…
in Polish gorączka…
in Spanish fiebre…
in Portuguese febre…
in German das Fieber…
in Catalan febre…
in Japanese 熱…
in Chinese (Simplified) 疾病, 发烧,发热…
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