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Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Fever Fe"ver, n. [OE. fever, fefer, AS. fefer, fefor, L. febris: cf. F. fi[`e]vre. Cf. Febrile.] 1. (Med.) A diseased state of the system, marked by increased heat, acceleration of the pulse, and a general derangement of the functions, including usually, thirst and loss of appetite. Many diseases, of which fever is the most prominent symptom, are denominated fevers; as, typhoid fever; yellow fever. Note: Remitting fevers subside or abate at intervals; intermitting fevers intermit or entirely cease at intervals; continued or continual fevers neither remit nor intermit. 2. Excessive excitement of the passions in consequence of strong emotion; a condition of great excitement; as, this quarrel has set my blood in a fever. An envious fever Of pale and bloodless emulation. --Shak. After life's fitful fever he sleeps well. --Shak. Brain fever, Continued fever, etc. See under Brain, Continued, etc. Fever and ague, a form of fever recurring in paroxysms which are preceded by chills. It is of malarial origin. Fever blister (Med.), a blister or vesicle often found about the mouth in febrile states; a variety of herpes. Fever bush (Bot.), the wild allspice or spice bush. See Spicewood. Fever powder. Same as Jame's powder. Fever root (Bot.), an American herb of the genus Triosteum (T. perfoliatum); -- called also feverwort amd horse gentian. Fever sore, a carious ulcer or necrosis. --Miner.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Continued Con*tin"ued, p. p. & a. Having extension of time, space, order of events, exertion of energy, etc.; extended; protracted; uninterrupted; also, resumed after interruption; extending through a succession of issues, session, etc.; as, a continued story. ``Continued woe.'' --Jenyns. ``Continued succession.'' --Locke. Continued bass (Mus.), a bass continued through an entire piece of music, while the other parts of the harmony are indicated by figures beneath the bass; the same as thorough bass or figured bass; basso continuo. [It.] Continued fever (Med.), a fever which presents no interruption in its course. Continued fraction (Math.), a fraction whose numerator is 1, and whose denominator is a whole number plus a fraction whose numerator is 1 and whose denominator is a whole number, plus a fraction, and so on. Continued proportion (Math.), a proportion composed of two or more equal ratios, in which the consequent of each preceding ratio is the same with the antecedent of the following one; as, 4 : 8 : 8 : 16 :: 16 : 32.



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