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feverish

[fee-ver-ish] /ˈfi vər ɪʃ/
adjective
1.
having fever.
2.
pertaining to, of the nature of, or resembling fever:
a feverish excitement.
3.
excited, restless, or uncontrolled, as if from fever.
4.
having a tendency to produce fever.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English feverisch. See fever, -ish1
Related forms
feverishly, adverb
feverishness, noun
nonfeverish, adjective
nonfeverishly, adverb
nonfeverishness, noun
pseudofeverish, adjective
pseudofeverishly, adverb
unfeverish, adjective
Can be confused
fervent, fever, feverish.
Synonyms
3. frenzied, impatient, fervent, wrought-up.
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British Dictionary definitions for un feverish

feverish

/ˈfiːvərɪʃ/
adjective
1.
suffering from fever, esp a slight fever
2.
in a state of restless excitement
3.
of, relating to, caused by, or causing fever
Derived Forms
feverishly, feverously, adverb
feverishness, noun
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Word Origin and History for un feverish

feverish

adj.

late 14c., "causing fever;" 1630s, "excited;" 1640s, "having symptoms of fever," from fever + -ish. Earlier in same sense was feverous (late 14c.). Related: Feverishly; feverishness.

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un feverish in Medicine

feverish fe·ver·ish (fē'vər-ĭsh)
adj.

  1. Having a fever.

  2. Relating to or resembling a fever.

  3. Causing or tending to cause a fever.

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