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[mass noun] Feverish delirium formerly thought of as afflicting sailors in the tropics.
derangement, dementia, dementedness, temporary insanity, temporary madnessView synonyms
- ‘The crowning description of the illness called calenture is in Herman Melville's novel Moby Dick.’
Late 16th century: from French, from Spanish calentura fever, from calentar be hot, based on Latin calere be warm.
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Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.