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Definition of febrile adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    febrile

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//ˈfiːbraɪl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfiːbraɪl//
     
    , also NAmE//ˈfebraɪl//
     
    Excitement, Nervous
     
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  1. 1(formal) nervous, excited and very active a product of her febrile imagination See related entries: Excitement, Nervous
  2. 2(medical) (of an illness) caused by fever
  3. Word Origin mid 17th cent.: from French fébrile or medieval Latin febrilis, from Latin febris ‘fever’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: febrile