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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Splenic  \Splen"ic\,  a.  [L.  splenicus,  Gr  ????;  cf  F. 
  spl['e]nique.]  (Anat.) 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  spleen;  lienal;  as  the  splenic  vein. 
 
  {Splenic  apoplexy}  or  {fever}.  (Med.)  See  {Anthrax},  n.,  3. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fever  \Fe"ver\,  n.  [OE.  fever,  fefer,  AS  fefer,  fefor,  L. 
  febris:  cf  F.  fi[`e]vre.  Cf  {Febrile}.] 
  1.  (Med.)  A  diseased  state  of  the  system,  marked  by  increased 
  heat,  acceleration  of  the  pulse,  and  a  general  derangement 
  of  the  functions,  including  usually,  thirst  and  loss  of 
  appetite.  Many  diseases,  of  which  fever  is  the  most 
  prominent  symptom,  are  denominated  fevers;  as  typhoid 
  fever;  yellow  fever. 
 
  Note:  Remitting  fevers  subside  or  abate  at  intervals; 
  intermitting  fevers  intermit  or  entirely  cease  at 
  intervals;  continued  or  continual  fevers  neither  remit 
  nor  intermit. 
 
  2.  Excessive  excitement  of  the  passions  in  consequence  of 
  strong  emotion;  a  condition  of  great  excitement;  as  this 
  quarrel  has  set  my  blood  in  a  fever. 
 
  An  envious  fever  Of  pale  and  bloodless  emulation. 
  --Shak. 
 
  After  life's  fitful  fever  he  sleeps  well  --Shak. 
 
  {Brain  fever},  {Continued  fever},  etc  See  under  {Brain}, 
  {Continued},  etc 
 
  {Fever  and  ague},  a  form  of  fever  recurring  in  paroxysms 
  which  are  preceded  by  chills.  It  is  of  malarial  origin. 
 
  {Fever  blister}  (Med.),  a  blister  or  vesicle  often  found 
  about  the  mouth  in  febrile  states;  a  variety  of  herpes. 
 
  {Fever  bush}  (Bot.),  the  wild  allspice  or  spice  bush.  See 
  {Spicewood}. 
 
  {Fever  powder}.  Same  as  {Jame's  powder}. 
 
  {Fever  root}  (Bot.),  an  American  herb  of  the  genus 
  {Triosteum}  ({T.  perfoliatum});  --  called  also  {feverwort} 
  amd  {horse  gentian}. 
 
  {Fever  sore},  a  carious  ulcer  or  necrosis.  --Miner. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fever  \Fe"ver\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Fevered};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Fevering}.] 
  To  put  into  a  fever;  to  affect  with  fever;  as  a  fevered  lip. 
  [R.] 
 
  The  white  hand  of  a  lady  fever  thee.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fever 
  n  1:  a  rise  in  the  temperature  of  the  body;  frequently  a  symptom 
  of  infection  [syn:  {febricity},  {pyrexia},  {feverishness}] 
  2:  intense  nervous  anticipation;  "in  a  fever  of  resentment" 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Fever 
  (Deut.  28:22;  Matt.  8:14;  Mark  1:30;  John  4:52;  Acts  28:8),  a 
  burning  heat,  as  the  word  so  rendered  denotes,  which  attends  all 
  febrile  attacks.  In  all  Eastern  countries  such  diseases  are  very 
  common.  Peter's  wife's  mother  is  said  to  have  suffered  from  a 
  "great  fever"  (Luke  4:38),  an  instance  of  Luke's  professional 
  exactitude  in  describing  disease.  He  adopts  here  the  technical 
  medical  distinction,  as  in  those  times  fevers  were  divided  into 
  the  great"  and  the  "less." 
 




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