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[mass noun] Inflammation of the brain:‘she seems overcome with the vapours or brain fever’[count noun] ‘concussion was succeeded by a brain fever of sorts’
- ‘At 16, Kikuko Miyagi witnessed terrible injuries, but learned to care for limbless men, those who could not speak and those suffering from the last stages of tetanus and brain fever.’
- ‘In his 1996 research work on cattle diseases, Meeran's father referred to the Toxo being used in diagnosis of brain fever and other communicable diseases.’
- ‘I practically raised him as my own son after his father, bless his soul, came down with brain fever.’
- ‘There was no word from Isabella, and Catherine changed as a result of her illness: a brain fever.’
- ‘The same story was repeated during another epidemic of brain fever in Assam.’
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