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Latin dēlīrium from dēlīrāre to be deranged dē- de- līra furrow leis-1 in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From the Latin dēlīrium (“derangement”, “madness”), from dēlīrō (“I am deranged”).
They had a fight in their delirium, and one was severely wounded.
In cases of poisoning the delirium may last for many hours or even days.
Produces a state of excited delirium - extreme highs and lows.
J. Russell Reynolds, Royal Physician, found treatment of alcoholic delirium with cannabis to be " very uncertain, but occasionally useful " .
In just three years we have gone from near oblivion to delirium.
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