febrile
[ fee-bruhl ]
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Part of Speechadjective
Origin + Etymology
Mid 17th century; Latinfrom French fébrile or medieval Latin febrilis, from Latin febris ‘fever’
Synonyms
  • feverish
  • fevered
  • hot
  • burning
  • fiery
  • flushed
Antonyms
  • cold
  • frigid
Definition
pertaining to or marked by fever; feverish
Example
If her febrile condition worsens, she needs to be taken to the hospital via ambulance.
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