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 for Febrile
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Febrile \Fe"brile\ (?; 277), a. [F. f['e]brile, from L. febris
     fever. See Fever.]
     Pertaining to fever; indicating fever, or derived from it;
     as, febrile symptoms; febrile action. --Dunglison.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: of or relating to or characterized by fever; "a febrile
             reaction caused by an allergen" [syn: febrile,
             feverish] [ant: afebrile]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  67 Moby Thesaurus words for "febrile":
     ablaze, afire, ardent, at fever pitch, boiling, boiling over,
     breathless, burning, burning with excitement, cordial, delirious,
     drunk, enthusiastic, excited, exuberant, fanatical, fervent,
     fervid, fevered, feverish, feverous, fiery, flaming, flushed,
     frantic, frenetic, frenzied, furious, glowing, hearty, heated,
     hectic, het up, hot, hyperpyretic, hyperthermic, hysteric,
     impassioned, in a fever, in rut, infatuated, inflamed, insane,
     intense, intoxicated, keen, lively, on fire, overanxious,
     overdesirous, overeager, overenthusiastic, overzealous, passionate,
     perfervid, pyretic, red-hot, seething, sexually excited, steaming,
     steamy, ultrazealous, unrestrained, vigorous, warm, wild,

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