[ fee-bruhl, feb-ruhl or, especially British, fee-brahyl ]
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  1. pertaining to or marked by fever; feverish.

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Origin of febrile

1645–55; <New Latin, Medieval Latin febrīlis.See fever, -ile

Other words from febrile

  • fe·bril·i·ty [fi-bril-i-tee], /fɪˈbrɪl ɪ ti/, noun
  • non·fe·brile, adjective
  • post·fe·brile, adjective
  • un·fe·brile, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for febrile


/ (ˈfiːbraɪl) /

  1. of or relating to fever; feverish

Origin of febrile

C17: from medical Latin febrīlis, from Latin febris fever

Derived forms of febrile

  • febrility (fɪˈbrɪlɪtɪ), noun

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