'Delirium' definitions:

Definition of 'delirium'

(from WordNet)
State of violent mental agitation [syn: craze, delirium, frenzy, fury, hysteria]
A usually brief state of excitement and mental confusion often accompanied by hallucinations

Definition of 'Delirium'

  • Delirium \De*lir"i*um\ (d[-e]*l[i^]r"[i^]*[u^]m), n. [L., fr. delirare to rave, to wander in mind, prop., to go out of the furrow in plowing; de- + lira furrow, track; perh. akin to G. geleise track, rut, and E. last to endure.]
  • 1. (Med.) A state in which the thoughts, expressions, and actions are wild, irregular, and incoherent; mental aberration; a roving or wandering of the mind, -- usually dependent on a fever or some other disease, and so distinguished from mania, or madness. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. Strong excitement; wild enthusiasm; madness. [1913 Webster]
  • The popular delirium [of the French Revolution] at first caught his enthusiastic mind. --W. Irving. [1913 Webster]
  • The delirium of the preceding session (of Parliament). --Morley. [1913 Webster]
  • Delirium tremens. [L., trembling delirium] (Med.), a violent delirium induced by the excessive and prolonged use of intoxicating liquors.
  • Traumatic delirium (Med.), a variety of delirium following injury.
  • Syn: Insanity; frenzy; madness; derangement; aberration; mania; lunacy; fury. See Insanity. [1913 Webster]

Synonyms of 'delirium'

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Words containing 'Delirium'