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
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