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noun fever pronunciation in American English /ˈfivər/ 
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pluralfevers
  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] a medical condition in which the temperature of your body is very high and you feel sick

    What do you use to reduce fever in infants?

    have a fever:

    Tom had a high fever all week.

  2. 2
    [uncountable] strong excitement and enthusiasm that affects a lot of people

    The whole country was in the grip of election fever.

    1. a.
      [singular] mainly literary a very excited or nervous feeling

      I was in a fever of excitement.

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