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febrile

[fee-bruh l, feb-ruh l or, esp. British, fee-brahyl] /ˈfi brəl, ˈfɛb rəl or, esp. British, ˈfi braɪl/
adjective
1.
pertaining to or marked by fever; feverish.
Origin
1645-1655
1645-55; < Neo-Latin, Medieval Latin febrīlis. See fever, -ile
Related forms
febrility
[fi-bril-i-tee] /fɪˈbrɪl ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
noun
nonfebrile, adjective
postfebrile, adjective
unfebrile, adjective
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  • Of course the barriers they already had in place resulted in two children dying in waiting rooms of febrile seizures.
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British Dictionary definitions for febrile

febrile

/ˈfiːbraɪl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to fever; feverish
Derived Forms
febrility (fɪˈbrɪlɪtɪ) noun
Word Origin
C17: from medical Latin febrīlis, from Latin febris fever
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Word Origin and History for febrile
adj.

1650s, from Medieval Latin febrilis "pertaining to fever," from Latin febris "a fever" (see fever).

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febrile in Medicine

febrile feb·rile (fěb'rəl, fē'brəl)
adj.
Of, relating to, or characterized by fever; feverish.

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