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English definition of “fever”

fever

noun
 
 
/ˈfiːvər/
HIGH TEMPERATURE [C, U] B1 a high body temperature because you are sick: a high/slight fever Colds and fluFevers and infectious diseasesFevers and infectious diseasesColds and flu
EXCITEMENT [U] a situation in which people are very excited about something: Election fever has gripped the nation. → See also glandular fever, hay feverExcitement, interest, energy and enthusiasm
(Definition of fever from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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