Intermittent fever
Intermittent In`ter*mit"tent, a. [L. intermittens, -entis, p. pr. of intermittere: cf. F. intermittent.] Coming and going at intervals; alternating; recurrent; periodic; as, an intermittent fever. --Boyle. [1913 Webster]

{Intermittent fever} (Med.), a disease with fever which recurs at certain intervals; -- applied particularly to fever and ague. See {Fever}.

{Intermittent gearing} (Mach.), gearing which receives, or produces, intermittent motion.

{Intermittent springs}, springs which flow at intervals, not apparently dependent upon rain or drought. They probably owe their intermittent action to their being connected with natural reservoirs in hills or mountains by passages having the form of a siphon, the water beginning to flow when it has accumulated so as to fill the upper part of the siphon, and ceasing when, by running through it, it has fallen below the orifice of the upper part of the siphon in the reservoir. [1913 Webster]


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  • intermittent fever — n. a fever characterized by periodic intervals when the body temperature returns to normal …   English World dictionary

  • intermittent fever — Pathol. 1. a malarial fever in which feverish periods lasting a few hours alternate with periods in which the temperature is normal. 2. any fever characterized by intervals of normal temperature. [1615 25] * * * intermittent fever, a fever that… …   Useful english dictionary

  • intermittent fever — fever that subsides and later recurs …   English contemporary dictionary

  • intermittent fever — Pathol. 1. a malarial fever in which feverish periods lasting a few hours alternate with periods in which the temperature is normal. 2. any fever characterized by intervals of normal temperature. [1615 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • intermittent fever — a fever that rises, subsides, then returns again. See malaria. * * * an attack of malaria or other fever characterized by recurring paroxysms of elevated temperature separated by intervals during which the temperature is normal …   Medical dictionary

  • intermittent fever — a fever that rises, subsides, then returns again. See: malaria …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • intermittent fever — /ɪntəˌmɪtnt ˈfivə/ (say intuh.mitnt feevuh) noun a fever in which feverish periods lasting a few hours alternate with periods in which the temperature is normal …   Australian English dictionary

  • Лихорадка Перемежающаяся (Intermittent Fever) — лихорадка, течение которой сопровождается периодическими резкими скачками температуры. См. Малярия. Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины

  • Intermittent — In ter*mit tent, a. [L. intermittens, entis, p. pr. of intermittere: cf. F. intermittent.] Coming and going at intervals; alternating; recurrent; periodic; as, an intermittent fever. Boyle. [1913 Webster] {Intermittent fever} (Med.), a disease… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Intermittent gearing — Intermittent In ter*mit tent, a. [L. intermittens, entis, p. pr. of intermittere: cf. F. intermittent.] Coming and going at intervals; alternating; recurrent; periodic; as, an intermittent fever. Boyle. [1913 Webster] {Intermittent fever} (Med.) …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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