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de·lir·i·um

 (dĭ-lîr′ē-əm)
n. pl. de·lir·i·ums or de·lir·i·a (-ē-ə)
1. 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.
2. A state of uncontrolled excitement or emotion: sports fans in delirium after their team's victory.

[Latin dēlīrium, from dēlīrāre, to be deranged : dē-, de- + līra, furrow; see leis- in Indo-European roots.]

de·lir′i·ant adj.

delirium

(dɪˈlɪrɪəm)
n, pl -liriums or -liria (-ˈlɪrɪə)
1. (Pathology) a state of excitement and mental confusion, often accompanied by hallucinations, caused by high fever, poisoning, brain injury, etc
2. violent excitement or emotion; frenzy
[C16: from Latin: madness, from dēlīrāre, literally: to swerve from a furrow, hence be crazy, from de- + līra ridge, furrow]
deˈliriant adj

de•lir•i•um

(dɪˈlɪər i əm)

n., pl. -lir•i•ums, -lir•i•a (-ˈlɪər i ə)
1. a temporary disturbance of consciousness characterized by restlessness, excitement, and delusions or hallucinations.
2. a state of violent excitement or emotion.
[1590–1600; < Latin dēlīrium=dēlīr(āre) to be out of one's mind, literally, go out of the furrow]

delirium

a state of maniacal excitement characterized by restless behavior, confused speech, and sometimes hallucinations.
See also: Insanity

Delirium

 of debutantes: an excited company of girls who are coming out into Society—Lipton, 1970.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.delirium - state of violent mental agitationdelirium - state of violent mental agitation  
nympholepsy - a frenzy of emotion; as for something unattainable
manic disorder, mania - a mood disorder; an affective disorder in which the victim tends to respond excessively and sometimes violently
epidemic hysertia, mass hysteria - a condition in which a large group of people exhibit the same state of violent mental agitation
2.delirium - a usually brief state of excitement and mental confusion often accompanied by hallucinations
folie, mental disorder, mental disturbance, psychological disorder, disturbance - (psychiatry) a psychological disorder of thought or emotion; a more neutral term than mental illness

delirium

noun
1. madness, raving, insanity, lunacy, derangement In her delirium, she fell to the floor.
2. frenzy, passion, rage, fever, fury, ecstasy, hysteria She was in a delirium of panic.
Translations
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delirium

[dɪˈlɪrɪəm]
A. N (delirium or deliria (pl)) [dɪˈlɪrɪə] (Med, fig) → delirio m
B. CPD delirium tremens Ndelírium m tremens

delirium

[dɪˈlɪriəm] n (= feverish state) → délire m

delirium

n (Med) → Delirium nt; (fig)Taumel m

delirium

[dɪˈlɪrɪəm] n (Med) → delirio
delirium tremens → delirium m inv tremens inv

de·lir·i·um

n. delirium, estado de confusión mental acompañado gen. de alucinaciones y sensaciones distorsionadas;
___ tremens___ tremens, tipo de psicosis alcohólica.

delirium

n delirio (frec. pl); — tremens delirium tremens m, delirios con temblor y alucinaciones (debidos a la suspensión del alcohol)