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feverish

adjective uk   /ˈfiː.vər.ɪʃ/ us  

feverish adjective (ILL)

suffering from fever (= high body temperature): I'm feeling a bit feverish - I hope it's not the start of flu.

feverish adjective (EXCITED/ACTIVE)

[before noun] unnaturally excited or active: Have you seen the feverish activity in the kitchen?
feverishly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
They worked feverishly to meet the deadline.
Translations of “feverish”
in Korean 고열이 있는…
in Arabic مًحموم…
in Portuguese febril…
in Catalan febrós…
in Japanese 熱っぽい…
in Italian febbricitante…
in Chinese (Traditional) 生病的, 發燒的…
in Russian лихорадочный, возбужденный…
in Turkish ateşli, heyecanlı, telaşlı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 生病的, 发烧的…
in Polish rozpalony, gorączkujący, gorączkowy…
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