fever Definition

an abnormally high body temperature, usually accompanied by shivering, headache, and in severe instances, delirium.

Using fever: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "fever" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    He had a fever of 102 degrees.

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    The child's fever broke after two days.

  • Example

    She was running a fever and felt very weak.

  • Example

    The flu caused a high fever and body aches.

fever Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for fever

Phrases with fever

  • a feeling of restlessness or irritability that can occur when a person is stuck indoors or isolated for an extended period of time


    After being snowed in for a week, they were all suffering from cabin fever.

  • an allergic reaction to pollen or other airborne allergens, characterized by sneezing, runny nose, and itchy eyes


    Every spring, she suffers from hay fever due to her allergies.

  • a state of intense excitement or agitation


    The fans were at fever pitch as their team scored the winning goal.

Origins of fever

from Old English 'fefer', meaning 'fever'


Summary: fever in Brief

The term 'fever' [ˈfiːvər] refers to an abnormally high body temperature, often accompanied by symptoms like shivering, headache, and delirium. It can be caused by various factors, including infections, allergies, and heat exhaustion. Phrases like 'cabin fever' and 'fever pitch' denote feelings of restlessness or intense excitement, respectively.

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