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brain fever

brain fever

noun

  1. inflammation of the brain or its covering membranes


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Word History and Origins

Origin of brain fever1

First recorded in 1825–35
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Example Sentences

He has been under our care for nearly six weeks, suffering from a violent brain fever.

In his brain fever he raved incessantly of the poor dead girl, and for several weeks his life was despaired of.

She died of brain fever at the early age of thirty-three, one of the most honored of female English artists.

The child had been sick with brain fever; I learned that after I got there.

The caller drones out the numbers with a monotony only equalled by the brain-fever bird, and quite as disastrous to the nerves.

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