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fever blister

  
, sore  
      n      another name for       cold sore  
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fever  
      n  
1    an abnormally high body temperature, accompanied by a fast pulse rate, dry skin, etc.  
   Related adjs       febrile       pyretic  
2    any of various diseases, such as yellow fever or scarlet fever, characterized by a high temperature  
3    intense nervous excitement or agitation  
she was in a fever about her party     
      vb  
4    tr   to affect with or as if with fever  
     (Old English fefor, from Latin febris)  
  fevered      adj  
  feverless      adj  


blackwater fever  
      n   a rare and serious complication of chronic malaria caused by Plasmodium falciparum, characterized by massive destruction of red blood cells, producing dark red or blackish urine  
brain fever  
      n   inflammation of the brain or its covering membranes  
brain-fever bird  
      n   an Indian cuckoo, Cuculus varius, that utters a repetitive call  
breakbone fever  
      n      another name for       dengue  
buck fever  
      n   nervous excitement felt by inexperienced hunters at the approach of game  
cabin fever  
      n     (Canadian)   acute depression resulting from being isolated or sharing cramped quarters in the wilderness, esp. during the long northern winter  
east coast fever  
      n   a disease of cattle, endemic in east and central Africa, caused by a parasite, Theileria parva, that is carried by ticks  
enteric fever  
      n      another name for       typhoid fever  
fever blister   , sore  
      n      another name for       cold sore  
fever pitch  
      n   a state of intense excitement  
things were at fever pitch with the election coming up     
fever therapy  
      n   a former method of treating disease by raising the body temperature  
   Compare       cryotherapy  
fever tree  
      n     (U.S)  
1    any of several trees that produce a febrifuge or tonic, esp. Pinckneya pubens, a rubiaceous tree of SE North America  
2    a tall mimosaceous swamp tree, Acacia xanthophloea, of southern Africa, with fragrant yellow flowers  
glandular fever  
      n      another name for       infectious mononucleosis  
hay fever  
      n   an allergic reaction to pollen, dust, etc., characterized by sneezing, runny nose, and watery eyes due to inflammation of the mucous membranes of the eyes and nose,   (Technical name)    pollinosis  
intermittent fever  
      n   any fever, such as malaria, characterized by intervals of periodic remission  
jail fever  
      n      a former name for       typhus   once a common disease in jails   once a common disease in jails  
Japanese river fever  
      n      another name for       scrub typhus  
jungle fever  
      n   a serious malarial fever occurring in the East Indies  
Lassa fever  
      n   a serious viral disease of Central West Africa, characterized by high fever and muscular pains  
     (named after Lassa, the village in Nigeria where it was first identified)  
Malta fever  
      n      another name for       brucellosis  
marsh fever  
      n      another name for       malaria  
Mediterranean fever  
      n      another name for       brucellosis  
miliary fever  
      n   an acute infectious fever characterized by profuse sweating and the formation on the skin of minute fluid-filled vesicles,   (Nontechnical name)    sweating sickness  
milk fever  
      n  
1    a fever that sometimes occurs shortly after childbirth, once thought to result from engorgement of the breasts with milk but now thought to be caused by infection  
2      (Vet. science)   a disease of cows, goats, etc., occurring shortly after parturition, characterized by low blood calcium levels, paralysis, and loss of consciousness  
paratyphoid fever  
      n     (Pathol)   a disease resembling but less severe than typhoid fever, characterized by chills, headache, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhoea, caused by bacteria of the genus Salmonella  
parrot fever   , disease  
      n      another name for       psittacosis  
puerperal fever  
      n   a serious, formerly widespread, form of blood poisoning caused by infection contracted during childbirth  
Q fever  
      n   an acute disease characterized by fever and pneumonia, transmitted to man by the rickettsia Coxiella burnetii  
     (C20: from q(uery) fever (the cause being unknown when it was named))  
rabbit fever  
      n     (Pathol)      another name for       tularaemia  
ratbite fever   , disease  
      n     (Pathol)   an acute infectious febrile disease caused by the bite of a rat infected with either of two pathogenic bacteria (Streptobacillus moniliformis or Spirillum minus)  
recurrent fever  
      n      another name for       relapsing fever  
relapsing fever  
      n   any of various infectious diseases characterized by recurring fever, caused by the bite of body lice or ticks infected with spirochaetes of the genus Borrelia,   (Also called)    recurrent fever  
rheumatic fever  
      n   a disease characterized by sore throat, fever, inflammation, and pain in the joints  
Rocky Mountain spotted fever  
      n   an acute rickettsial disease characterized by high fever, chills, pain in muscles and joints, skin rash, etc. It is caused by the bite of a tick infected with the microorganism Rickettsia rickettsii  
scarlet fever  
      n   an acute communicable disease characterized by fever, strawberry-coloured tongue, and a typical rash starting on the neck and chest and spreading to the abdomen and limbs, caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pyogenes,   (Technical name)    scarlatina  
spotted fever  
      n   any of various severe febrile diseases characterized by small irregular spots on the skin, as in Rocky Mountain spotted fever or tick fever  
spring fever  
      n   the feeling of restlessness experienced by many people at the onset of spring  
swamp fever  
      n  
1      (Also called)    equine infectious anaemia   a viral disease of horses characterized by recurring fever, staggering gait, and general debility  
2      (U.S.)      another name for       malaria  
swine fever  
      n   an infectious viral disease of pigs, characterized by fever, refusal to eat, weight loss, and diarrhoea,   (U.S. term)    hog cholera  
Texas fever  
      n   an infectious disease of cattle caused by the protozoan Babesia bigemina and transmitted by the bite of a tick  
tick fever  
      n  
1    any acute infectious febrile disease caused by the bite of an infected tick  
2       another name for       Rocky Mountain spotted fever  
trench fever  
      n   an acute infectious disease characterized by fever and muscular aches and pains, caused by the microorganism Rickettsia quintana and transmitted by the bite of a body louse  
typhoid fever  
      n   an acute infectious disease characterized by high fever, rose-coloured spots on the chest or abdomen, abdominal pain, and occasionally intestinal bleeding. It is caused by the bacillus Salmonella typhosa ingested with food or water,   (Also called)    enteric fever  
     (C19: from typhus + -oid; so called because the symptoms resemble those of typhus)  
undulant fever  
      n      another name for       brucellosis  
     (C19: so called because the fever symptoms are intermittent)  
yellow fever  
      n   an acute infectious disease of tropical and subtropical climates, characterized by fever, haemorrhages, vomiting of blood, and jaundice: caused by a virus transmitted by the bite of a female mosquito of the species Aedes aegypti,   (Also called)    yellow jack, black vomit  

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fever

  
1      (figurative)   agitation, delirium, ecstasy, excitement, ferment, fervour, flush, frenzy, heat, intensity, passion, restlessness, turmoil, unrest  
2    ague, pyrexia     (Medical)  

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