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calenture

[ kal-uhn-cher, -choor ]

noun

  1. Pathology. a violent fever with delirium, affecting persons in the tropics.


calenture

/ ˈkælənˌtjʊə /

noun

  1. a mild fever of tropical climates, similar in its symptoms to sunstroke


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Other Words From

  • calen·tural calen·turish adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of calenture1

1585–95; earlier calentura < Spanish: fever, equivalent to calent ( ar ) to heat (< Latin calent-, stem of calēns, present participle of calēre to be hot) + -ura -ure

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Word History and Origins

Origin of calenture1

C16: from Spanish calentura fever, ultimately from Latin calēre to be warm

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Example Sentences

It is incredible what alienations of mind, and what a very calenture the devil raised in the country upon this odd occasion.

It never affected her brain, or drove her into furious calenture, but rooted slowly inward, preying on her life quite leisurely.

Yellow fever and calenture broke out among the troops in camp around Santiago about the same time that they appeared in Siboney.

Calenture, or Cuban malarial fever, comes on rather suddenly with a chill of greater or less severity and a violent headache.

And that my experience was illusory, the result of vertigo, or some temporary calenture of the brain?

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