delirium delirium  /dɪ ˈlɪ ri əm/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) state of violent mental agitation
  2. (n) a usually brief state of excitement and mental confusion often accompanied by hallucinations

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Patients thrashed wildly on their beds as the contagious fever and delirium rose.
  2. The penalty conversion, sent the crowd into delirium.
  3. In her feverish delirium, Lucy mumbled in a strange language.

News

  1. Launched Today, Kinito Music Puzzle From Delirium Studios Challenges Players to Solve Musical Puzzles and Features ...

    On the occasion of World Music Day, the video game developer Delirium Studios is launching a music puzzle game for all smartphones and tablets. Available now as a no-cost download in the App Store and Google Play. (PRWeb June 22, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/appshout/kinito-music-puzzle/prweb10860796.htm
    on June 22, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. Universal lands the rights to Lauren Oliver's young adult novel 'Panic'

    Universal Pictures just acquired the film rights to young adult novelist Lauren Oliver’s Panic . The author of the Delirium trilogy closed the deal on Monday night after a bidding war. read more
    on June 20, 2013     Source: TheCelebrityCafe.com

  3. Lauren Oliver's YA novel 'Panic' snagged by Universal in bidding war (Exclusive)

    By Jeff Sneider LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Universal Pictures landed the film rights to "Panic," the next young adult novel from Lauren Oliver ("Delirium"), in a bidding war. The seven-figure deal closed on Monday night, according to an individual familiar with the negotiations. HarperCollins imprint Harper Teen will publish the book in spring 2014. Marc Platt will produce the project for ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "It was an embarrassing show," said Perez Roque. "The delirium tremens of the world's policeman. The intoxication of imperial power, sprinkled with the mediocrity and the cynicism of those who threaten to launch wars in which they know their...
    on Sep 26, 2007 By: Felipe Perez Roque Source: Independent Online

  2. That's good, because CNN says 1g of the stuff can cause "nausea, vomiting, ringing in the ears, delirium, a sense of suffocation, and collapse."
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Michael Pollan Source: The Consumerist (blog)

  3. "It wasn't psychiatric at all, it was physical," said White. "He had a physical condition - exhaustion, dehydration that caused delirium."
    on Aug 5, 2008 By: Dana White Source: Globe and Mail

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