deliriant

deliriant

[dih-leer-ee-uhnt]
adjective
1.
involving or causing delirium.
noun
2.
a substance, as a compound or drug, that causes delirium.

Origin:
1880–85; deliri(um) + -ant

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delirium (dɪˈlɪrɪəm)
 
n , pl -liriums, -liria
1.  a state of excitement and mental confusion, often accompanied by hallucinations, caused by high fever, poisoning, brain injury, etc
2.  violent excitement or emotion; frenzy
 
[C16: from Latin: madness, from dēlīrāre, literally: to swerve from a furrow, hence be crazy, from de- + līra ridge, furrow]
 
de'liriant
 
adj

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