\kalˈɛnt͡ʃəɹə], \kalˈɛntʃəɹə], \k_a_l_ˈɛ_n_tʃ_ə_ɹ_ə]\
Definitions of CALENTURA
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A mild ephemeral or continued fever of tropical countries, often called by the natives of the English-speaking tropics, a "cold"; thermic fever.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
The word, in Spanish, signifies fever. A species of furious delirium to which sailors are subject in the torrid zone :-a kind of phrenitis, the attack of which comes on suddenly after a broiling day, and seems to be characterized by a desire in the patient to throw himself into the sea. It is only a variety of phrenitis.
By Robley Dunglison
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