What does the word febrile mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Pertaining to fever.

Usage examples for febrile

  1. And then suddenly, in the midst of the febrile Newness, the young authority found himself talking to a sweet- faced girl from the country, who looked at him with woman's eyes, and spoke simple little things in a pretty voice: Do you play bridge? – Angela's Business by Henry Sydnor Harrison
  2. In the months of October and November febrile attacks are violent; ophthalmia more so. – Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Sir Richard Francis Burton
  3. Whilst she spoke, she detached with nervous, febrile movements Louisa's fur from round her neck, and dragged the older woman nearer to herself and to the fire. – The Heart of a Woman by Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy