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febrile adjective [FEB-ruhl; FEE-bruhl; -bryl] Of or pertaining to fever; indicating fever or derived from it; feverish.
Definitions for febrile
- Of or pertaining to fever; indicating fever or derived from it; feverish.
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Citations for febrile
Instead of being weakened by the consumption she contracts in a dank Yankee prison, Adair seems fired from within; she glows -- flushed, febrile and passionate.
Whether his refusal to quit stemmed from righteous stoicism or mulishness, the Governor-General became trapped in a vortex of lurid claims, political opportunism, public hysteria and febrile op-ed commentary that was sucking the life out of his tenure.
Origin of febrile
Febrile comes from Late Latin febrilis, from Latin febris, "fever."