calenture definition

  • noun:
    • A tropical temperature when believed to be caused by the heat.
    • A heat swing or temperature, usually suffered when you look at the tropics.
    • A delirium occurring from such symptoms, where a stricken sailor images the sea as grassy meadows and desires to dive overboard into all of them.
    • A name previously fond of various fevers occuring in tropics; esp. to a type of furious delirium followed by fever, among sailors, which sometimes led the affected individual to assume the ocean becoming a green field, and also to throw himself into it.
    • A kind of delirium sometimes caused, especially inside the tropics, by exposure to exorbitant temperature, specifically onboard ship.
    • Figuratively, fever; burning enthusiasm or zeal; temperature: as, the “calenture of primitive commitment,” ; “the calentures of baneful lust,”
    • A tropical temperature once believed to be due to heat.
    • A heat stroke or fever, frequently suffered into the tropics.
    • A delirium happening from these types of signs, by which a stricken sailor photographs the sea as grassy meadows and desires to dive overboard into them.
    • A name formerly provided to various fevers occuring in tropics; esp. to a kind of furious delirium followed by fever, among sailors, which often led the individual to imagine the sea to-be an eco-friendly field, and also to toss himself engrossed.
    • some sort of delirium often caused, specifically in the tropics, by exposure to extortionate heat, specially on board ship.
    • Figuratively, fever; burning up passion or zeal; temperature: as, the “calenture of primitive devotion,” ; “the calentures of baneful lust,”
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To see as in the delirium of 1 impacted with calenture.
    • To see as with the delirium of one affected with calenture.

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