Delirium meaning

dĭ-lîrē-əm
A temporary state of extreme mental excitement, marked by restlessness, confused speech, and hallucinations: it sometimes occurs during a fever or in some forms of insanity.
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A state of uncontrolled excitement or emotion.

Sports fans in delirium after their team's victory.

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Uncontrollably wild excitement or emotion.

A delirium of joy.

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Delirium is defined as a feeling of extreme uncontrolled excitement, or a feeling of confusion and paranoia.

An example of delirium is the emotion of fans when their team has won for the season.

An example of delirium is the feeling or mental state brought on by a very high fever.

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A temporary state of mental confusion and fluctuating consciousness resulting from high fever, intoxication, shock, or other causes. It is characterized by anxiety, disorientation, hallucinations, delusions, and incoherent speech.
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A temporary state of mental confusion and fluctuating consciousness resulting from high fever, intoxication, shock, or other causes. It is characterized by anxiety, disorientation, hallucinations, delusions, and incoherent speech.
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A temporary mental state with a sudden onset, usually reversible, including symptoms of confusion, inability to concentrate, disorientation, anxiety, and sometimes hallucinations. Causes can include dehydration, drug intoxication, and severe infection.
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Origin of delirium

  • Latin dēlīrium from dēlīrāre to be deranged dē- de- līra furrow leis-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the Latin dēlīrium (“derangement”, “madness”), from dēlīrō (“I am deranged”).

    From Wiktionary