Definition of fever :
1. A diseased state of the system, marked by increased heat, acceleration of the pulse, and a general derangement of the functions, including usually, thirst and loss of appetite. Many diseases, of which fever is the most prominent symptom, are denominated fevers; as, typhoid fever; yellow fever.
2. Excessive excitement of the passions in consequence of strong emotion; a condition of great excitement; as, this quarrel has set my blood in a fever.
3. To put into a fever; to affect with fever; as, a fevered lip.
disease (part of speech: noun)
disease, ague, handicap, complication, condition, spasm, nausea, infliction, symptom, affection, virus, apoplexy, complaint, sickness, breakdown, syndrome, bug, illness, queasiness, ailment, indisposition, attack, malaise, curse, unhealthiness, disability, disorder, debility, sickliness, decrepitude, malady, collapse, infection, pestilence, infirmity, feverishness
heat (part of speech: noun)
- She had nearly lost him when he was only seven, through an attack of brain fever. - "Paris From the "Three Cities"", Emile Zola.
- Will it end in a draw, to be resumed when some king feels the war fever on him? - "Face to Face with Kaiserism", James W. Gerard.
- I had a touch of fever. - "Ismailia", Samuel W. Baker.