1. ratbite fever either of two infectious diseases transmitted to humans by the bite of a rat or mouse; characterized by fever and headache and nausea and skin eruptions
  2. rabbit fever a highly infectious disease of rodents (especially rabbits and squirrels) and sometimes transmitted to humans by ticks or flies or by handling infected animals
  3. paratyphoid fever any of a variety of infectious intestinal diseases resembling typhoid fever
  4. childbed fever serious form of septicemia contracted by a woman during childbirth or abortion (usually attributable to unsanitary conditions); formerly widespread but now uncommon
  5. breakbone fever an infectious disease of the tropics transmitted by mosquitoes and characterized by rash and aching head and joints
  6. spotted fever any of several severe febrile diseases characterized by skin rashes or spots on the skin
  7. dandy fever an infectious disease of the tropics transmitted by mosquitoes and characterized by rash and aching head and joints
  8. typhoid fever serious infection marked by intestinal inflammation and ulceration; caused by Salmonella typhosa ingested with food or water
  9. retriever a dog with heavy water-resistant coat that can be trained to retrieve game
  10. parrot fever an atypical pneumonia caused by a rickettsia microorganism and transmitted to humans from infected birds
  11. recurrent fever marked by recurring high fever and transmitted by the bite of infected lice or ticks; characterized by episodes of high fever and chills and headache and muscle pain and nausea that recur every week or ten days for several months
  12. Malta fever infectious bacterial disease of human beings transmitted by contact with infected animals or infected meat or milk products; characterized by fever and headache
  13. tick fever caused by rickettsial bacteria and transmitted by wood ticks
  14. Rift Valley fever an infection common in Africa caused by a bunyavirus
  15. relapsing fever marked by recurring high fever and transmitted by the bite of infected lice or ticks; characterized by episodes of high fever and chills and headache and muscle pain and nausea that recur every week or ten days for several months
  16. transitive verb a verb that requires an object in order to be grammatical
  17. ratbite fever bacterium a bacterium causing ratbite fever
  18. dengue fever an infectious disease of the tropics transmitted by mosquitoes and characterized by rash and aching head and joints
  19. rheumatic fever a severe disease chiefly of children and characterized by painful inflammation of the joints and frequently damage to the heart valves
  20. pappataci fever a mild viral disease transmitted by the bite of the sand fly Phlebotomus papatasii