febri-, febr- +

(Latin: fever)

Elevation of body temperature above the normal.

It may be due to physiological stresses; such as, ovulation, excess thyroid hormone secretions, or vigorous exercise; to central nervous system lesions, or infection by microorganisms; or to any of a host of noninfectious processes; such as, inflammation or the release of certain materials, as in leukemia.

Etymology: from late Old English fefor, from Latin febris, "fever", related to fovere, "to warm, to heat".

1. Highly excited; such as, a fevered imagination.
2. Showing great agitation, excitement, or emotion.
3. Affected by fever.
A slight fever.
feverish, feverishly
!. Affected or characterized by a fever.
2. Relating to, causing, or caused by a fever; such as, a feverish cold.
3. Showing intense agitation, excitement, or emotion.
A rise in the temperature of the body; frequently a symptom of infection.
1. Affected with fever; feverish.
2. Pertaining to, or having the nature of, fever; such as, a feverous pulse.
3. Having the tendency to produce fever.
Occurring during the febrile (fever) stage of a disease.
Occurring after a fever.