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brain fever

n.
Inflammation of the brain or meninges, as in encephalitis or meningitis.
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brain fever

n
(Pathology) inflammation of the brain or its covering membranes
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men•in•gi•tis

(ˌmɛn ɪnˈdʒaɪ tɪs)

n.
inflammation of the meninges, esp. of the pia mater and arachnoid, caused by a bacterial or viral infection and characterized by high fever, severe headache, and stiff neck or back muscles.
[1820–30]
men`in•git′ic (-ˈdʒɪt ɪk) adj.
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Noun1.brain fever - meningitis caused by bacteria and often fatal
meningitis - infectious disease characterized by inflammation of the meninges (the tissues that surround the brain or spinal cord) usually caused by a bacterial infection; symptoms include headache and stiff neck and fever and nausea
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John May in the meantime had grown rapidly worse with what the local physician called brain fever, and in his delirium raved of murder, but did not say whom he conceived to have been murdered, nor whom he imagined to have done the deed.
I might get brain fever in a German hospital and begin to babble.
"I had brain fever or something after we got clear of the land.