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delirium Explained

delirium at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


delirium at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1599, from L. delirium "madness," from deliriare "be crazy, rave," lit. "go off the furrow," a plowing metaphor, from phrase de lire (de "off, away" + lira "furrow"). Delirium tremens is Mod.L., "trembling delirium," introduced 1813 by British physician Thomas Sutton, for "that form of delirium which is rendered worse by bleeding, but improved by opium. By Rayer and subsequent writers it has been almost exclusively applied to delirium resulting from the abuse of alcohol" [Sydenham Society Lexicon of Medicine]. ///

delirium at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [Date: 1500-1600; Language: Latin; Origin: delirare 'to leave a straight line, be mad', from lira 'line cut in the ground']//
1 [U] a state in which someone is delirious, especially because they are very ill: --Before she died she had fits of delirium.//
2 [singular,U] extreme excitement:

delirium at Dutch => English Of Explained:

f things

delirium at German => English Of Explained:


delírium at Hungarian => English Of Explained:

deliria, delirium

delirium at Swedish => english Of Explained:


delirium at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Mental disturbance with disorientation and confused thinking. The patient is drowsy, restless, and fearful of imaginary disasters, sometimes with hallucinations. Delirium usually results from a disorder affecting the brain (e.g., fever, intoxication, head trauma). Alcoholic delirium results not from excessive alcohol consumption alone but from exhaustion, malnutrition (particularly lack of thiamine), and dehydration. Bewildering changes of scene may trigger delirium, which usually clears up soon after the physical causes have been dealt with.

delirium at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

106 Moby Thesaurus words for "delirium":
abandon, afebrile delirium, agnosia, apparition, ardor, block,
blocking, brainchild, brainstorm, bubble, calenture,
childbed fever, chimera, continued fever, craze, deliriousness,
delusion, delusion of persecution, disorientation, ecstasy,
eidolon, enthusiasm, eruptive fever, fancy, fantasque, fantasy,
febricity, febrility, fervor, fever, fever heat, feverishness,
fiction, figment, fire, fire and fury, flight of ideas, flush,
frenzy, furor, furore, fury, hallucination, hallucinosis, heat,
hectic, hectic fever, hectic flush, hyperpyrexia, hyperthermia,
hysteria, idle fancy, illusion, imagery, imagination, imagining,
incoherence, insubstantial image, intermittent fever, intoxication,
invention, lingual delirium, madness, maggot, make-believe,
mental block, mental confusion, myth, nihilism,
nihilistic delusion, orgasm, orgy, paralogia, passion, phantasm,
phantom, protein fever, psychological block, puerperal fever,
pyrexia, rage, ranting, rapture, raving, ravishment,
relapsing fever, remittent, remittent fever, romance, sick fancy,
tearing passion, thick-coming fancies, towering rage, transport,
trip, urethral fever, vaccinal fever, vapor, vision, wandering,
water fever, whim, whimsy, wildest dreams, wound fever, zeal

delirium at Dutch => English Of Explained:

delirium [delirijɵm]

delirium at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Insanity): unsound mind, derangement, insanity, lunacy, madness, mania, unsoundness, psychosis, neurosis, cognitive disorder, rabies, furor, mental alienation, aberration, paranoia, schizophrenia, dementia, frenzy, raving, incoherence, wandering, delirium, delusion, hallucination.

delirium at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

[U] a mental state where sb becomes delirious, usually because of illness:
fits of delirium * He mumbled in delirium all night.

DELIRIUM at English => English (Bouviers Law) Of Explained:

drive like the clappersnoun
a device that is used when making films/movies. It consists of two connected boards that are hit together at the start of a scene, and its purpose is to help to match the pictures with the sound.noun
[U] (informal) stupid talk that has no valuenoun
1 [U, C] a dry red wine, especially from the Bordeaux area of France. There are several types of claret.
2 [U] a dark red colourverb (clarifies, clarifying, clarified, clarified)
1 (formal) to make sth clearer or easier to understand:
[VN] to clarify a situation / problem / issue * I hope this clarifies my position. * The law on drugs needs to be clarified. * Talking to someone has helped clarify my feelings. * [V wh-] She asked him to clarify what he meant.
2 [VN] to make sth, especially butter, pure by heating it:
clarified butter
clarification noun [U, C]:
I am seeking clarification of the regulations.noun
a musical instrument of the WOODWIND group. It is shaped like a pipe and has a REED and a MOUTHPIECE at the top that you blow into.(also clarinetist) noun
a person who plays the clarinetnoun
[sing.] (formal) a clear message or request for people to do sth:
a clarion call for actionnoun [U]
1 the quality of being expressed clearly:
a lack of clarity in the law * The brilliant clarity of his argument could not be faulted.
2 the ability to think about or understand sth clearly:
clarity of thought / purpose / vision
3 if a picture, substance or sound has clarity, you can see or hear it very clearly, or see through it easily:
the clarity of sound on a compact discnoun, verb
1 ~ (with sb) | ~ (between A and B) a short fight between two groups of people:
Clashes broke out between police and demonstrators. * Eight people were wounded in a clash with border guards.
2 ~ (with sb) (over sth) | ~ (between A and B) (over sth) an argument between two people or groups of people who have different beliefs and ideas:
a head-on clash between the two leaders over education policy
3 the difference that exists between two things that are opposed to each other:
a clash of interests / opinions / cultures * a personality clash with the boss
of two events
4 a situation in which two events happen at the same time so that you cannot go to or see them both:
a clash in the timetable / schedule
of colours
5 the situation when two colours, designs, etc. look ugly when they are put together
loud noise
6 a loud noise made by two metal objects being hit together:
a clash of cymbals / swords
in sport
7 (used in newspapers, about sports) an occasion when two teams or players compete against each other:
Bayern's clash with Real Madrid in the European Cup
fight / compete
1 [V] ~ (with sb) to come together and fight or compete in a contest:
The two sets of supporters clashed outside the stadium. * The two teams clash in tomorrow's final. * Demonstrators clashed violently with police.
2 [V] ~ (with sb) (over / on sth) to argue or disagree seriously with sb about sth, and to show this in public:
The leaders clashed with party members on the issue. * The leaders and members clashed on the issue.
be different
3 [V] ~ (with sth) (of beliefs, ideas or personalities) to be very different and opposed to each other:
His left-wing views clashed with his father's politics. * His views and his father's clashed. * They have clashing personalities.
of two events
4 [V] ~ (with sth) (of events) to happen at the same time so that you cannot go to or see them both:
Unfortunately your party clashes with a wedding I'm going to. * There are two good movies on TV tonight, but they clash.
of colours
5 [V] ~ (with sth) (of colours, patterns or styles) to look ugly when put together:
The wallpaper clashes with the carpet. * The wallpaper and the carpet clash. * Do you think these colours clash?
make loud noise
6 ~ (sth) (together) to hit together and make a harsh ringing noise; to make two metal objects do this:
[V] The long blades clashed together. * [VN] She clashed the cymbals.verb, noun
verb [VN]
1 to hold sth tightly in your hand:
He leaned forward, his hands clasped tightly together. * They clasped hands (= held each other's hands). * I stood there, clasping the door handle.
2 to hold sb/sth tightly with your arms around them:
She clasped the children in her arms. * He clasped her to him. * She clasped her arms tightly around him.
3 to fasten sth with a clasp:
She clasped the bracelet around her wrist.

1 [C] a device that fastens sth, such as a bag or the ends of a belt or a piece of jewellery:
the clasp of a necklace / handbag

2 [sing.] a tight hold with your hand or in your arms:
He took her hand in his firm warm clasp.noun, verb, adjective
in education
1 [C+sing./pl. v.] a group of students who are taught together:
We were in the same class at school. * She is the youngest in her class. * He came top of the class. * The whole class was / were told to stay behind after school.
2 [C, U] an occasion when a group of students meets to be taught

Delirium at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Delirium \De*lir"i*um\, n. [L., fr. delirare to rave, to wander
in mind, prop., to go out of the furrow in plowing; de- +
lira furrow, track; perh. akin to G. geleise track, rut, and
E. last to endure.]
1. (Med.) A state in which the thoughts, expressions, and
actions are wild, irregular, and incoherent; mental
aberration; a roving or wandering of the mind, -- usually
dependent on a fever or some other disease, and so
distinguished from mania, or madness.

2. Strong excitement; wild enthusiasm; madness.

The popular delirium [of the French Revolution] at
first caught his enthusiastic mind. --W. Irving.

The delirium of the preceding session (of
Parliament). --Morley.

{Delirium tremens}. [L., trembling delirium] (Med.), a
violent delirium induced by the excessive and prolonged
use of intoxicating liquors.

delirium at English => English (Computer) Of Explained:


An embedding coordinate language for parallel programming,
implemented on {Sequent Symmetry}, {Cray}, {BBN Butterfly}.

["Parallel Programming with Coordination Structures", S. Lucco
et al, 18th POPL, pp.197-208 (1991)].

delirium at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: state of violent mental agitation [syn: {craze}, {frenzy}, {fury},
2: a usually brief state of excitement and mental confusion
often accompanied by hallucinations

delirium at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » Delirium|delírium



From the Inter: etyl » la|en Inter: term » delirium|dēlīrium|derangement”, “madness|lang=la, from Inter: term » deliro|dēlīrō|I am deranged|lang=la.


* Inter: a » RP Inter: enPR » dĭlĭʹrĭəm, Inter: IPA » /dɪˈlɪɹɪəm/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /dI"lIr\I@m/


Inter: en-noun » pl2=deliria
  • 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.

    Related terms

    Inter: rel-top » 4
    • deliracy
    • delirament
    • delirancy
    • delirant
    • delirate

    Inter: rel-mid » 4
  • delirating
  • deliration
  • delire
  • deliring
  • delirement

  • Inter: rel-mid » 4
    • deliriant
    • deliriate
    • delirifacient
    • delirious
    • deliriously

    Inter: rel-mid » 4
  • deliriousness
  • delirium tremens
  • delirous
  • delirousness
  • deliry

  • Inter: rel-botto » m


    Inter: trans-top » mental state of confusion
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|զառանցանք|tr=zaṙanc’ank’, Inter: t- » hy|ցնորք|tr=c’nork’
    • Asturian: deliriu
    • Basque: Inter: t- » eu|eldarnio, Inter: t- » eu|zoraldi, Inter: t- » eu|zorabio
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|делир|tr=delir
    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|deliri|m
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|譫妄|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|谵妄|tr=zhānwàng|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|神志昏迷|tr=shénzhì hūnmí|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|delirium|n
    • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|delier|n, Inter: t+ » nl|delirium|n
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|houretila
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|délire|m
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Delirium|n, Inter: t- » de|Fieberphantasie|n, Inter: t- » de|Taumel|m
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|παραλήρημα|n|tr=paralírima|sc=Grek

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Hebrew: טירוף
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|delírium
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|delirio|m
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|せん妄|tr=せんもう, senmō
  • Polish: majaczenie {{n}}, Inter: l » pl|delirium {{n}}
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|delírio|m
  • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|delir|n
  • Inter: trreq » rm
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|делирий|tr=delirij, Inter: t+ » ru|бред|tr=bred, Inter: t+ » ru|горячка|tr=gorjachka
  • Scottish Gaelic: breisleach {{m}}, boile {{f}}, mearan {{m}}, bruaillean {{m}}
  • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|delírium
  • Inter: trreq » sl
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|delirio|m
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|sayıklama

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * Inter: pedialit » e


    * “delirium” listed in the Category: w - :Oxford English Dictionary|Oxford English Dictionary Ed.; 1989



    From Inter: term » deliro|dēlīrō|I deviate from the straight track; I am deranged|lang=la, from Inter: term » de|dē|from, away from, out of|lang=la + Inter: term » lira|līra|the earth thrown up between two furrows; a ridge, track, furrow|lang=la.


    * Inter: a » Classical Inter: IPA » /deːˈliː|lang=la


    Inter: la-noun » dēlīrium|delirii|dēlīriī|n|second
  • delirium, madness, frenzy
    1. c. 47 Inter: C.E » ., Category: w - :Aulus Cornelius Celsus|Aulus Cornelius Celsus, Category: w - :De Medicina|De Medicina, 2.7.28
    2. : Inter: .. » . aut qui febre aeque non quiescente simul et delirio et spirandi difficultate vexatur Inter: .. » .
    3. :: Inter: .. » . or when, likewise without the fever subsiding, he is distressed at once by delirium and difficulty in breathing Inter: .. » .


      Inter: la-decl-2nd-N » deliri|dēlīri


      * Inter: sense » madness Inter: l » la|deliratio|dēlīrātiō, Inter: l » la|deliritas|dēlīritās

      Related terms

      Inter: top » 2

  • Inter: l » la|deliramentum|dēlīrāmentum
  • Inter: l » la|deliratio|dēlīrātiō
  • Inter: l » la|deliritas|dēlīritās

  • Inter: mid » 2
    • Inter: l » la|deliro|dēlīrō
    • Inter: l » la|delirus|dēlīrus

    Inter: botto » m


    Inter: top » 4
  • Asturian: Inter: l » ast|deliriu
  • Bulgarian: Inter: l » bg|делир
  • Catalan: Inter: l » ca|deliri
  • Czech: Inter: l » cs|delirium
  • Danish: Inter: l » da|delirium
  • Dutch: Inter: l » nl|delier, Inter: l » nl|delirium
  • English: Inter: l » en|delirium

  • Inter: mid » 4
    • Esperanto: Inter: l » eo|deliro
    • Estonian: Inter: l » et|deliirium
    • Finnish: Inter: l » fi|delirium
    • French: Inter: l » fr|délire, Inter: l » fr|delirium
    • German: Inter: l » de|Delirium
    • Hungarian: Inter: l » hu|delírium
    • Ido: Inter: l » io|deliro

    Inter: mid » 4
  • Interlingua: Inter: l » ia|delirio
  • Italian: Inter: l » it|delirio
  • Kurdish: Inter: l » ku|delîriyûm
  • Norwegian: Inter: l » no|delirium, Inter: l » no|dille
  • Polish: Inter: l » pl|delirium
  • Portuguese: Inter: l » pt|delírio
  • Romanian: Inter: l » ro|delir

  • Inter: mid » 4
    • Russian: Inter: l » ru|делирий
    • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: l » sh|делиријум, Inter: l » sh|delirijum|sc=Latn
    • Slovak: Inter: l » sk|delírium
    • Spanish: Inter: l » es|delirio, Inter: l » es|delírium
    • Swedish: Inter: l » sv|delirium
    • Turkish: Inter: l » tr|deliriyum

    Inter: botto » m



    From Inter: etyl » la|pl Inter: term » delirium|dēlīrium|lang=la, from Inter: term » deliro|dēlīrō|I am deranged|lang=la, from Inter: term » de|dē|from, away from, out of||lang=la + Inter: term » lira|līra|the earth thrown up between two furrows; a ridge, track, furrow|lang=la.


    Inter: head » pl|noun|g=n
  • delirium


    Inter: pl-decl-noun-um » deliri

  • Swedish


    Inter: sv-noun » g=n
  • delirium


    Inter: sv-noun-irreg-n » 2=deliriet|3=delirier|4=delirierna

  • Translation: cs » delirium
    Translation: et » delirium
    Translation: el » delirium
    Translation: eo » delirium
    Translation: fa » delirium
    Translation: fr » delirium
    Translation: ko » delirium
    Translation: io » delirium
    Translation: id » delirium
    Translation: it » delirium
    Translation: kn » delirium
    Translation: hu » delirium
    Translation: mg » delirium
    Translation: ml » delirium
    Translation: my » delirium
    Translation: nl » delirium
    Translation: pl » delirium
    Translation: ru » delirium
    Translation: fi » delirium
    Translation: sv » delirium
    Translation: ta » delirium
    Translation: te » delirium
    Translation: vi » delirium
    Translation: zh » delirium

    delírium at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » delirium



    * Inter: IPA » /ˈdɛliːrijum/|lang=hu
  • Inter: audio » Hu-delírium.ogg|Audio
  • Inter: hyphenation » de|lí|ri|um


    Inter: hu-noun » ok

  • delirium


    Inter: hu-decl-ok » delíriu|m|otInter: hu-pos-otok » delírium||ai

  • Category: Category:hu:Pathology -



    Inter: head » es|noun|g=m
  • delirium

  • Translation: ko » delírium
    Translation: hu » delírium

    Delirium at English (WD) Of Explained:



    Inter: head » de|noun|g=n
  • delirium (delirium)

  • Inter: tbot entry » German|delirium|2010|August|de
    Translation: de » Delirium
    Translation: fr » Delirium
    Translation: ko » Delirium
    Translation: io » Delirium
    Translation: mg » Delirium
    Translation: pl » Delirium
    Translation: sv » Delirium
    Translation: zh » Delirium