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febrileadjective

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.

febrile adjective (FEVER)

specialized medical caused by a fever: febrile convulsions
Translations of “febrile”
in Chinese (Traditional) 活躍的, 極活躍的, 狂熱的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 活跃的, 极活跃的, 狂热的…
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