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feverish

adjective
     
Related topics: Illness and Disability
fe‧ver‧ish
1MI suffering from a fever:
She lay in bed, too feverish to sleep.
There was a feverish blush to his cheeks.
2 very excited or worried about something:
They waited in a state of feverish anxiety for their mother to come home.
The show was about to begin and backstage there were signs of feverish activity (=activity that is done very quickly because there is not much time).
feverishly adverb:
Congress is working feverishly to pass the bill.

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