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English definition of “febrile”

febrile

adjective uk   /ˈfiː.braɪl/ us    /ˈfeb.rɪl/

febrile adjective (ACTIVE)

literary extremely active, or too excited, imaginative, or emotional: She sang with febrile intensity. He has a febrile imagination.Becoming too excited and easily upset

febrile adjective (FEVER)

specialized medical caused by a fever: febrile convulsionsFevers and infectious diseasesColds and flu
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