Definitions of 'Delirium'

Definition of 'delirium'
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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'
abandon, afebrile delirium, agnosia, apparition, ardor, block, blocking, brainchild, brainstorm, bubble, calenture, childbed fever, chimera, continued fever, craze, deliriousness, delusion, delusion of persecution, disorientation, ecstasy, eidolon, enthusiasm, eruptive fever, fancy, fantasque, fantasy, febricity, febrility, fervor, fever, fever heat, feverishness, fiction, figment, fire, fire and fury, flight of ideas, flush, frenzy, furor, furore, fury, hallucination, hallucinosis, heat, hectic, hectic fever, hectic flush, hyperpyrexia, hyperthermia, hysteria, idle fancy, illusion, imagery, imagination, imagining, incoherence, insubstantial image, intermittent fever, intoxication, invention, lingual delirium, madness, maggot, make-believe, mental block, mental confusion, myth, nihilism, nihilistic delusion, orgasm, orgy, paralogia, passion, phantasm, phantom, protein fever, psychological block, puerperal fever, pyrexia, rage, ranting, rapture, raving, ravishment, relapsing fever, remittent, remittent fever, romance, sick fancy, tearing passion, thick-coming fancies, towering rage, transport, trip, urethral fever, vaccinal fever, vapor, vision, wandering, water fever, whim, whimsy, wildest dreams, wound fever, zeal

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