brain fever ExamplesWord Origin noun
Origin of brain fever First recorded in 1825–35 Examples from the Web for brain fever Historical Examples of brain fever
Do you wish me to go into brain-fever before your eyes, just from worry?
She said nothing at first, and nearly worried herself into a brain-fever.
Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
I mean to get my remove at Christmas, if I get brain-fever over it.
Talbot Baines Reed
His daughter, a girl of seventeen, had died suddenly of brain-fever.
I thought—that child will get brain-fever if we’re not careful——I meant to speak to Elsbeth.
British Dictionary definitions for brain fever brain fever noun
- inflammation of the brain or its covering membranes
brain fever in Medicine brain fever n.
- Inflammation of the brain or meninges.