brain fever

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  • noun

Synonyms for brain fever

meningitis caused by bacteria and often fatal

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But he took it differently; he fainted, and had brain fever and convulsions.
Linton encountered and conquered the worst shock of what was denominated a brain fever.
My agonies," Becky continued, "were terrible (I hope she won't sit down on the bottle) when they took him away from me; I thought I should die; but I fortunately had a brain fever, during which my doctor gave me up, and--and I recovered, and--and here I am, poor and friendless.
He has been under our care for nearly six weeks, suffering from a violent brain fever.
The consequence of this imprudence was something like an apoplectic fit, followed by a rather severe brain fever - '