Febrile definition

fĕbrəl, fēbrəl
Full of nervous energy.
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Of, relating to, or characterized by fever; feverish.
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Of or characterized by fever; feverish.
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Caused by fever.
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Of, relating to, or characterized by fever; feverish.
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Feverish, or having a high temperature.
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The definition of febrile is a person who has a fever or has something caused by a fever.

An example of febrile is someone with the flu and a temperature of 102 degrees.

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Origin of febrile

  • Late Latin febrīlis from Latin febris fever

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

  • From Late Latin febrilis, from Latin febris ‘fever’.

    From Wiktionary