delirium :

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di li ree uhm

  • n  state of violent mental agitation
  • n  a usually brief state of excitement and mental confusion often accompanied by hallucinations

  • Patients thrashed wildly on their beds as the contagious fever and delirium rose.
  • The penalty conversion, sent the crowd into delirium.
  • In her feverish delirium, Lucy mumbled in a strange language.
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  • Felipe Perez Roque in Independent Online
    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...
  • Michael Pollan in The Consumerist (blog)
    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."
  • Dana White in Globe and Mail
    It wasn't psychiatric at all, it was physical,said White. "He had a physical condition - exhaustion, dehydration that caused delirium."

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