noun, plural de·lir·i·ums, de·lir·i·a [dih-leer-ee-uh] /dɪˈlɪər i ə/.
Origin of delirium
Examples from the Web for delirium
I spend waking hours in a fog of delirium, punctuated by uncontrollable giggle fits, heart palpitations, and mental anguish.YouTube’s Sleep Whisperers Are A Sexy Way To Combat Insomnia|Lizzie Crocker|May 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It's not delirium tremors and chromosome breakage and only a small number of users would be seriously harmed.
Republicans were never overwhelmed by Mitt Romney; the Democratic delirium for Barack Obama faded two recovery summers ago.
He was the delirium of the Revolution, himself a living delirium!History of the Girondists, Volume I|Alphonse de Lamartine
Dannie was talking softly in his delirium, in the broken sentences that tell of rapid respiration.Pickett's Gap|Homer Greene
In Begmand's cottage Marianne lay raving in delirium, and the neighbour who attended her said she had the fever.Garman and Worse|Alexander Lange Kielland
No; what was alarming at Poor Luck Barrens was not a frenzy of insanity—it was the delirium of pneumonia.Billy Topsail, M.D.|Norman Duncan
In mild cases it may continue until the occurrence of convalescence, but in grave cases it is soon lost in delirium.
British Dictionary definitions for delirium
noun plural -liriums or -liria (-ˈlɪrɪə)
Word Origin for delirium
Word Origin and History for delirium
1590s, from Latin delirium "madness," from deliriare "be crazy, rave," literally "go off the furrow," a plowing metaphor, from phrase de lire, from de "off, away" (see de-) + lira "furrow, earth thrown up between two furrows," from PIE *leis- "track, furrow."