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n 1  :  a rise of body temperature above the normal whether a natural response (as to infection) or artificially induced for therapeutic reasons  2  :  an abnormal bodily state characterized by increased production of heat, accelerated heart action and pulse, and systemic debility with weakness, loss of appetite, and thirst  3  :  any of various diseases of which fever is a prominent symptom - see YELLOW FEVER TYPHOID FEVER 
vbfe*vered  fe*ver*ing  vt :  to affect with fever <the malarial plasmodia ed him>  vi  :  to contract or be in a fever  :  be or become feverish <the malaria victim ed intermittently>  .

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