|—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 |
delirium de·lir·i·um (dĭ-lēr'ē-əm)
n. de·lir·i·ums or de·lir·i·a (-ē-ə)
A temporary state of mental confusion resulting from high fever, intoxication, shock, or other causes, and characterized by anxiety, disorientation, memory impairment, hallucinations, trembling, and incoherent speech.