• Definition for "calenture"
    • A tropical temperature when believed to be caused…
    • View More
  • Sentence for "calenture"
    • Thus in the word calenture, nobody…
    • View More
  • Same Context for "calenture"

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.
186 votes

How would you define calenture?

All the definitions on AZdictionary were written by people just like you. Now's your chance to add your own!