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Definition 1: intense nervous anticipation - [noun denoting feeling]

Samples where fever or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • in a fever of resentment

(fever is a kind of ...) an expectation

(... is a kind of fever ) nervous excitement of an inexperienced hunter

(... is a kind of fever ) greed and the contagious excitement of a gold rush

Definition 2: a rise in the temperature of the body; frequently a symptom of infection - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for fever in the sense of this definition

(fever is a kind of ...) (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease

(... is a kind of fever ) extremely high fever (especially in children)

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