Feverishness
Feverish Fe"ver*ish, a. 1. Having a fever; suffering from, or affected with, a moderate degree of fever; showing increased heat and thirst; as, the patient is feverish. [1913 Webster]

2. Indicating, or pertaining to, fever; characteristic of a fever; as, feverish symptoms. [1913 Webster]

3. Hot; sultry. ``The feverish north.'' --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

4. Disordered as by fever; excited; restless; as, the feverish condition of the commercial world.

Syn: fevered. [1913 Webster]

Strive to keep up a frail and feverish being. --Milton. -- {Fe"ver*ish*ly}, adv. -- {Fe"ver*ish*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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