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Meaning & Definition of Delirium in English





1. State of violent mental agitation

  • craze,
  • delirium,
  • frenzy,
  • fury,
  • hysteria

2. A usually brief state of excitement and mental confusion often accompanied by hallucinations

  • delirium

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On the inquest it was shown that Buck Fanshaw, in the delirium of a wasting typhoid fever, had taken arsenic, shot himself through the body, cut his throat, and jumped out of a four-story window and broken his neck—and after due deliberation, the jury, sad and tearful, but with intelligence unblinded by its sorrow, brought in a verdict of death "by the visitation of God." What could the world do without juries?