deliration

[del-uh-rey-shuh n]

noun Archaic.

mental derangement; raving; delirium.

Nearby words

  1. delinquency, juvenile,
  2. delinquent,
  3. deliquesce,
  4. deliquescence,
  5. deliquescent,
  6. deliriant,
  7. delirious,
  8. delirium,
  9. delirium tremens,
  10. delis

Origin of deliration

1590–1600; < Latin dēlīrātiōn- (stem of dēlīrātiō) folly, equivalent to dēlīr(āre) to be silly, literally, go out of the furrow (dē- de- + līr(a) furrow + -āre infinitive ending) + -ātiōn- -ation

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