n. delirium; madness

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  • Deliration — Del i*ra tion, n. [L. deliratio.] Aberration of mind; delirium. J. Morley. [1913 Webster] Deliration or alienation of the understanding. Mede. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deliration — /del euh ray sheuhn/, n. Archaic. mental derangement; raving; delirium. [1590 1600; < L deliration (s. of deliratio) folly, equiv. to delir(are) to be silly, lit., go out of the furrow (de DE + lir(a) furrow + are inf. ending) + ation ATION] * *… …   Universalium

  • deliration — ˌdeləˈrāshən noun ( s) Etymology: Latin deliration , deliratio, from deliratus (past participle of delirare to be crazy) + ion , io ion archaic : abnormal state of mind : delirium; often : irrational action or speech …   Useful english dictionary

  • deliration — del·i·ra·tion …   English syllables

  • deliration — /dɛləˈreɪʃən/ (say deluh rayshuhn) noun mental derangement; raving; delirium. {Latin dēlīrātio} …  

  • delirium — /di lear ee euhm/, n., pl. deliriums, deliria / lear ee euh/. 1. Pathol. a more or less temporary disorder of the mental faculties, as in fevers, disturbances of consciousness, or intoxication, characterized by restlessness, excitement, delusions …   Universalium

  • delirium — noun /dɪˈlɪɹɪəm/ 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 …   Wiktionary

  • del|i|ra|tion — «DEHL uh RAY shuhn», noun. mental disorder; delirium; madness: »in this universal dotage and deliration (Thomas Carlyle). ╂[< Latin dēlīrātiō, ōnis < dēlīrāre; see etym. under delirium (Cf. ↑delirium)] …   Useful english dictionary

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