- pertaining to or marked by fever; feverish.
Origin of febrile
Examples from the Web for febrile
Contemporary Examples of febrile
In the febrile atmosphere of Greece waiting for the onslaught everyone knows is coming, secret agents are proliferating.The Perfect Spy Thriller for Dads
June 18, 2010
Historical Examples of febrile
The pulse was febrile; sleep good, but attended with dreams.
For the most part, she hurried about with febrile, aimless movements.Heart of the Blue Ridge
And Swig says: "Well, Mr. Febrile, have you ever acted ill?"The Letters of Charles Dickens
Inspired with a febrile strength, he enjoyed a temporary advantage.Two on the Trail
"You are mistaken, Don Louis," she said with febrile energy.The Indian Chief
- of or relating to fever; feverish
Word Origin for febrile
Word Origin and History for febrile
1650s, from Medieval Latin febrilis "pertaining to fever," from Latin febris "a fever" (see fever).
- Of, relating to, or characterized by fever; feverish.