(De*lir"i*ant) n. [See Delirium.] (Med.) A poison which occasions a persistent delirium, or
(De*lir`i*fa"cient) a. [Delirium + L. faciens, -entis, p. pr. of facere to make.] (Med.) Producing,
or tending to produce, delirium. n. Any substance which tends to cause delirium.
(De*lir"i*ous) a. [From Delirium.] Having a delirium; wandering in mind; light- headed; insane; raving; wild; as,
a delirious patient; delirious fancies. De*lir"i*ous*ly, adv. De*lir"i*ous*ness, n.
(De*lir"i*um) n. [L., fr. delirare to rave, to wander in mind, prop., to go out of the furrow in
plowing; de- + lira furrow, track; perh. akin to G. geleise track, rut, and E. last to endure.]
1. (Med.) A state in which the thoughts, expressions, and actions are wild, irregular, and incoherent; mental
aberration; a roving or wandering of the mind, usually dependent on a fever or some other disease,
and so distinguished from mania, or madness.
2. Strong excitement; wild enthusiasm; madness.
The popular delirium [of the French Revolution] at first caught his enthusiastic mind.W. Irving.
The delirium of the preceding session (of Parliament).Morley. Delirium tremens [L., trembling delirium] (Med.), a violent delirium induced by the excessive and prolonged
use of intoxicating liquors. Traumatic delirium (Med.), a variety of delirium following injury.
Syn. Insanity; frenzy; madness; derangement; aberration; mania; lunacy; fury. See Insanity.
(De*lit") n. Delight. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(De*lit"a*ble) a. Delightful; delectable. [Obs.]
(Del`i*tes"cence) n. [See Delitescent.]
1. Concealment; seclusion; retirement.
The delitescence of mental activities.Sir W. Hamilton.
2. (Med.) The sudden disappearance of inflammation.
(Del`i*tes"cen*cy) n. Concealment; seclusion.
The mental organization of the novelist must be characterized, to speak craniologically, by an extraordinary
development of the passion for delitescency.Sir W. Scott.
(Del`i*tes"cent) a. [L. delitescens, -entis, p. pr. of delitescere to lie hid.] Lying hid; concealed.
(De*lit"i*gate) v. i. [L. delitigare to rail. See Litigate.] To chide; to rail heartily. [Obs.]
(De*lit`i*ga"tion) n. Chiding; brawl. [Obs.]
(De*liv"er) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Delivered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Delivering.] [F. délivrer, LL. deliberare
to liberate, give over, fr. L. de + liberare to set free. See Liberate.]