delirious etymology

English word delirious comes from English delirium, English -ous

Detailed word origin of delirious

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
delirium English (eng) 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.
-ous English (eng) (chemistry) Used in chemical nomenclature to name chemical compounds in which a specified chemical element has a lower oxidation number than in the equivalent compound whose name ends in the suffix -ic. For example sulphuric acid (H2SO4) has more oxygen atoms per molecule than sulphurous acid (H2SO3). See Inorganic nomenclature.. Used to form adjectives from nouns, to denote possession or [...]
delirious English (eng) (symptom) Being in the state of delirium.. Having uncontrolled excitement; ecstatic.

Words with the same origin as delirious

Descendants of -ous
analogy courageous gorge gorgeous murderous nauseous outrageous poisonous spontaneous