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noun fever pronunciation in British English /ˈfiːvə(r)/
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] a medical condition in which the temperature of your body is very high and you feel ill
    Use paracetamol syrup to reduce fever in infants.
    have a fever: Tom had a high fever all week.
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  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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