AskDefine | Define feverish

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feverish adj
1 marked by intense agitation or emotion; "worked at a feverish pace" [syn: hectic]
2 of or relating to or characterized by fever; "a febrile reaction caused by an allergen" [syn: febrile] [ant: afebrile]
3 having or affected by a fever [syn: feverous]

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  1. In the state of having a fever, to have an elevated body temperature.
    The illness made him feverish, so they applied cold compresses.
  2. filled with excess energy.
    He worked with feverish excitement.


in the state of having a fever
filled with excess energy

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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