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English definition of “fever”


noun uk   /ˈfiː.vər/ us    /-vɚ/

fever noun (ILLNESS)

B1 [C or U] a medical condition in which the body temperature is higher than usual and the heart beats very fast: He's got a headache and a slight fever.Fevers and infectious diseasesColds and flu

fever noun (EXCITEMENT)

C2 [U] a state of great excitement: The whole country seems to be in the grip of football fever.Excitement, interest, energy and enthusiasm
(Definition of fever from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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