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English definition of “feverish”

feverish

adjective
 
 
/ˈfiːvərɪʃ/
SICK having a fever: I feel a bit feverish.Colds and fluFevers and infectious diseasesFevers and infectious diseasesColds and flu
ACTIVITY Feverish activity is done quickly, often because of excitement or fear: The rescuers worked at a feverish pace.Busy and activeHurrying and doing things quickly
feverishly adverb They worked feverishly to put out the fire.
(Definition of feverish from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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