WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
fe•ver /ˈfivɚ/USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Pathologyan abnormally high body temperature: [uncountable]Fever and chills are often symptoms of the flu.[countable]I was worried because she had a high fever.
  2. [countable; usually singular] intense nervous excitement:in a fever of anticipation.
fe•ver•ish, adj. 
fe•ver•ish•ly, adv. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
fe•ver•ish  (fēvər ish), 
  1. Pathologyhaving fever.
  2. pertaining to, of the nature of, or resembling fever:a feverish excitement.
  3. excited, restless, or uncontrolled, as if from fever.
  4. having a tendency to produce fever.
  • Middle English feverisch. See fever, -ish1 1350–1400
fever•ish•ly, adv. 
fever•ish•ness, n. 
3 . frenzied, impatient, fervent, wrought-up.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

feverish /ˈfiːvərɪʃ/, feverous adj
  1. suffering from fever, esp a slight fever
  2. in a state of restless excitement
  3. of, relating to, caused by, or causing fever

ˈfeverishly, ˈfeverously adv

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