Origin of brain fever
First recorded in 1825–35
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Examples from the Web for brain fever
Do you wish me to go into brain-fever before your eyes, just from worry?An Encore
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
I thought—that child will get brain-fever if we're not careful——I meant to speak to Elsbeth.Regiment of Women
- inflammation of the brain or its covering membranes
- Inflammation of the brain or meninges.
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