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fever heat

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  1. the heat of fever; body heat exceeding 98.6°F (37°C).
  2. feverish excitement.

Origin of fever heat

First recorded in 1830–40
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Historical Examples

  • But if you wish also to see a State at fever-heat, I have no objection.

    The Republic

    Plato

  • Expectancy was at fever-heat, and each and every man was wondering what was about to happen.

  • Dicksie with her pulses throbbing at fever-heat heard the words.

    Whispering Smith

    Frank H. Spearman

  • Whereupon the temperature fell to below normal from fever-heat.

  • The hall was packed to its utmost capacity, and the enthusiasm at fever-heat.