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fever noun

1 high temperature

ADJ. high, raging She had a very high fever. | slight | glandular, rheumatic, scarlet, etc.

QUANT. bout He suffered from recurrent bouts of fever.

VERB + FEVER have, run, suffer from He put his hand to my forehead as if I was running a fever. | catch, come/go down with, develop James has gone down with a fever. | die of | bring down, reduce drugs which can help to bring down the fever | be accompanied by Inflammation is frequently accompanied by fever.

PREP. with a ~ He was in bed with a fever. > Special page at ILLNESS

2 nervous excitement

ADJ. election, World Cup

FEVER + VERB grip sb Election fever suddenly gripped the nation.

PREP. in a ~ of She was in a fever of anxiety about him.