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brain fever

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noun
  1. cerebrospinal meningitis.
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Origin of brain fever

First recorded in 1825–35
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Examples from the Web for brain fever

Historical Examples

  • Do you wish me to go into brain-fever before your eyes, just from worry?

    An Encore

    Margaret Deland

  • She said nothing at first, and nearly worried herself into a brain-fever.

    Romance

    Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer

  • I mean to get my remove at Christmas, if I get brain-fever over it.

    Follow My leader

    Talbot Baines Reed

  • His daughter, a girl of seventeen, had died suddenly of brain-fever.

    Ten Tales

    Franois Coppe

  • I thought—that child will get brain-fever if we're not careful——I meant to speak to Elsbeth.

    Regiment of Women

    Clemence Dane


British Dictionary definitions for brain fever

brain fever

noun
  1. inflammation of the brain or its covering membranes
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brain fever in Medicine

brain fever

n.
  1. Inflammation of the brain or meninges.
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