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deliration Line breaks: del¦ir|ation
Pronunciation: /dɛlɪˈreɪʃ(ə)n/

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Definition of deliration in English:


[mass noun] rare
Frenzied or delirious behaviour.
Example sentences
  • Two pages of it will produce a mild deliration.
  • Their immense and sandy diffuseness is like the prairie, or the desert, and their incongruities are like the last deliration.
  • It would have been repressed by ridicule as a deliration of the human mind.


Early 17th century: from Latin deliratio(n-), from delirat- past participial stem of delirare 'deviate, be deranged' (see delirium) + -ation.

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