Associations to the word «Delirium»

Wiktionary

DELIRIUM, noun. A temporary mental state with a sudden onset, usually reversible, including symptoms of confusion, inability to concentrate, disorientation, anxiety, and sometimes hallucinations. Causes can include dehydration, drug intoxication, and severe infection.
DELIRIUM TREMENS, noun. (pathology) A psychosis of chronic alcoholism, usually due to alcohol withdrawal, which can be fatal. Symptoms include sweating, tremors, terrifying hallucinations, insomnia, restlessness, disorientation and anxiety.

Dictionary definition

DELIRIUM, noun. State of violent mental agitation.
DELIRIUM, noun. A usually brief state of excitement and mental confusion often accompanied by hallucinations.

Wise words

The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.
Stephen King