Definition of delirious in English:
1In an acutely disturbed state of mind resulting from illness or intoxication and characterized by restlessness, illusions, and incoherence of thought and speech.
- If left untreated, the patient may be highly agitated, develop insomnia, become delirious or go into a coma.
- Vivid hallucinations and delirious illusions may also occur.
- His vision was dimming as the rock squeezed harder, his mind was almost delirious with the pain.
1.1In a state of wild excitement or ecstasy: there was a great roar from the delirious crowd
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- She had been delirious with excitement about the whole thing, from the moment they had been invited along.
- It requires delirious, wild optimism to believe madness on every continent will keep us safe indefinitely.
- While the penalty prompted singing and cheering from the crowd, the drop kick produced thunderous applause and brought a delirious crowd to their feet.
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- The goal of intervention is to provide symptomatic relief and to lower the deliriant threshold.
- It is used as a spice as well as acting as a deliriant if consumed in large quantities.
- Train stations kept filling up; deliriant crowds, people involved for the first time in their lives, could not get enough of Peron and Eva.
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