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delirium (noun) temporary mental disorder (caused by a high fever); a very excited and happy state.

A high fever sometimes causes delirium. Delirium is usually a temporary mental disorder, during which the patient talks confusedly and continuously, and has hallucinations. The high temperature causes delirium. A patient in delirium cannot think clearly. A highly excited state, resulting from extreme happiness is also delirium. When a person is very happy over his victory and is highly excited, they are in delirium.

  • Frank was babbling in delirium all through the night because of his high fever. He saw in the delirium all kinds of ghosts and demons and was unable to recognize his own mother.
  • The news of her victory in the elections threw Clara into such delirium that in her excitement she jumped in joy and embraced almost everyone around her.
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