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Meaning of delirium

de•lir•i•um

Pronunciation: (di-lēr'ē-um), [key]
— pl. -lir•i•ums, -lir•i•a
  1. a more or less temporary disorder of the mental faculties, as in fevers, disturbances of consciousness, or intoxication, characterized by restlessness, excitement, delusions, hallucinations, etc.
  2. a state of violent excitement or emotion.
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