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"fever" in British English

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fevernoun

uk   /ˈfiː.vər/  us   /-vɚ/
  • fever noun (ILLNESS)

B1 [C or U] a ​medicalcondition in which the ​bodytemperature is ​higher than ​usual and the ​heartbeats very ​fast: He's got a ​headache and a ​slight fever.

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(Definition of fever from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fever" in American English

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fevernoun

 us   /ˈfi·vər/
  • 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 ​greatexcitement or ​enthusiasm: Texas was in the ​grip of ​football fever.
(Definition of fever from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “fever”
in Korean 고열…
in Arabic حُمَّى…
in Malaysian demam…
in French fièvre…
in Russian жар, лихорадочное состояние, возбуждение…
in Chinese (Traditional) 疾病, 發燒,發熱…
in Italian febbre…
in Turkish ateş, heyecanlı durum, telaş…
in Polish gorączka…
in Spanish fiebre…
in Vietnamese cơn sốt…
in Portuguese febre…
in Thai การเป็นไข้…
in German das Fieber…
in Catalan febre…
in Japanese 熱…
in Chinese (Simplified) 疾病, 发烧,发热…
in Indonesian demam…
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