verb (used with object)
Origin of fever
Examples from the Web for fevered
By then, dripping with fevered sweat, she would have been inarguably contagious.
All but in the fevered dreams of power mad politicians and their deluded followers is a world without immigration possible.Superman Is Jewish: The Hebrew Roots of America's Greatest Superhero|Rich Goldstein|August 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Since then, his fundraising, driven in the heat of the moment by fevered anti-government activists, has “dropped sharply.”
Your cubicle mates pouring over their brackets with all of the serious intent and fevered diligence of Talmudic scholars.
Aesthetically, “Why We Fight” perfectly recalls the fevered early years of AIDS activism.Finally, an Accurate Look Back at AIDS Activism in ‘Why We Fight’|Hugh Ryan|December 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
There were slightly over two hundred girls in the room, but to Winona's fevered imagination there appeared to be thousands.The Luckiest Girl in the School|Angela Brazil
She came back one day from her lessons, shivering, wet, and fevered.Artists' Wives|Alphonse Daudet
A trader's nature is, of necessity, rough in the grain, but it is not corrupt with the fevered joys of the gilded cities.Lords of the North|A. C. Laut
It is a story of fevered limbs and bursting pulse in hospitals whose walls were prairie distances.Vanguards of the Plains|Margaret McCarter
He rested on a couch of roses, and cool breezes fanned his fevered brow.The Copper Princess|Kirk Munroe
British Dictionary definitions for fevered
Word Origin for fever
Word Origin and History for fevered
late Old English fefor, fefer "fever," from Latin febris "fever," related to fovere "to warm, heat," probably from PIE root *dhegh- "burn" (cf. Gothic dags, Old English dæg "day," originally "the heat"); but some suggest a reduplication of a root represented by Sanskrit *bhur- "to be restless."
Adopted into most Germanic languages (cf. German Fieber, Swedish feber, Danish feber), but not in Dutch. English spelling influenced by Old French fievre. Replaced Old English hriðing. Extended sense of "intense nervous excitement" is from 1580s.
Medicine definitions for fevered
Science definitions for fevered
Idioms and Phrases with fevered
see cabin fever; run a fever.