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delirium tremens definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: acute delirium caused by alcohol poisoning [syn: delirium tremens, DTs]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: New Latin, literally, trembling delirium Date: 1827 a violent delirium with tremors that is induced by excessive and prolonged use of alcoholic liquors called also d.t.'s

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Delirium De*lir"i*um, 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. 2. Strong excitement; wild enthusiasm; madness. The popular delirium [of the French Revolution] at first caught his enthusiastic mind. --W. Irving. The delirium of the preceding session (of Parliament). --Morley. Delirium tremens. [L., trembling delirium] (Med.), a violent delirium induced by the excessive and prolonged use of intoxicating liquors.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

Mania a potu, the horrors.

Moby Thesaurus

alcoholic addiction, alcoholic psychosis, alcoholism, bottle nose, delirium alcoholicum, dementia a potu, dipsomania, dream, ebriosity, grog blossom, habitual drunkenness, hallucination, hallucinosis, heavy drinking, mind-expansion, oenomania, oinomania, pathological drunkenness, problem drinking, tripping




 


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