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Definition: Continued fever
, p. p. & a.
Having extension of time, space, order of events, exertion of
energy, etc.; extended; protracted; uninterrupted; also,
resumed after interruption; extending through a succession of
issues, session, etc.; as, a continued story. “Continued
--Jenyns. “Continued succession.”
(Mus.), a bass continued through an entire
piece of music, while the other parts of the harmony are
indicated by figures beneath the bass; the same as
thorough bass or figured bass; basso continuo. [It.]
(Med.), a fever which presents no
interruption in its course.
(Math.), a fraction whose numerator is
1, and whose denominator is a whole number plus a fraction
whose numerator is 1 and whose denominator is a whole
number, plus a fraction, and so on.
(Math.), a proportion composed of two
or more equal ratios, in which the consequent of each
preceding ratio is the same with the antecedent of the
following one; as, 4 : 8 : 8 : 16 :: 16 : 32.
(f[=e]"v[~e]r), n. [OE. fever, fefer, AS. fefer,
fefor, L. febris: cf. F. fi[`e]vre. Cf. Febrile
1. (Med.) A diseased state of the system, marked by increased
heat, acceleration of the pulse, and a general derangement
of the functions, including usually, thirst and loss of
appetite. Many diseases, of which fever is the most
prominent symptom, are denominated fevers; as, typhoid
fever; yellow fever.
Note: Remitting fevers subside or abate at intervals;
intermitting fevers intermit or entirely cease at
intervals; continued or continual fevers neither remit
2. Excessive excitement of the passions in consequence of
strong emotion; a condition of great excitement; as, this
quarrel has set my blood in a fever.
An envious fever
Of pale and bloodless emulation. --Shak.
After life's fitful fever he sleeps well. --Shak.
, Continued fever
, etc. See under Brain
Fever and ague
, a form of fever recurring in paroxysms
which are preceded by chills. It is of malarial origin.
(Med.), a blister or vesicle often found
about the mouth in febrile states; a variety of herpes.
(Bot.), the wild allspice or spice bush. See
. Same as Jame's powder
(Bot.), an American herb of the genus
); -- called also
and horse gentian
, a carious ulcer or necrosis. --Miner.