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calenture

[ kal-uhn-cher, -choor ]
/ ˈkæl ən tʃər, -ˌtʃʊər /
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noun
Pathology. a violent fever with delirium, affecting persons in the tropics.
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Origin of calenture

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

OTHER WORDS FROM calenture

cal·en·tu·ral, cal·en·tu·rish, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for calenture

calenture
/ (ˈkælənˌtjʊə) /

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

Word Origin for calenture

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