What does the word febrile mean?

Usage examples for febrile

  1. When the caravan entered this desert the earth was entirely dry, and the pioneers mistaking their road, wandered during several days exposed to all the horrors of a febrile thirst under a burning sun. – Monsieur Violet by Frederick Marryat
  2. Her husband and Hawthorne both cordially disapproved of these mesmeric practices; but Mrs. Browning could not be prevented from talking on the subject, and this evidently produced an ecstatic and febrile condition of mind in her, very wearing to a poetic temperament. – The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns

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