[fa-stij-ee-uh m] /fæˈstɪdʒ i əm/
noun, plural fastigiums, fastigia
[fa-stij-ee-uh] /fæˈstɪdʒ i ə/ (Show IPA). Medicine/Medical.
the highest point of a fever or disease; the period of greatest development of an infection.
fastigium fas·tig·i·um (fā-stĭj’ē-əm)
[fast, fahst] /fæst, fɑst/ verb (used without object) 1. to abstain from all food. 2. to eat only sparingly or of certain kinds of food, especially as a religious observance. verb (used with object) 3. to cause to abstain entirely from or limit food; put on a fast: to fast a patient for a day […]
noun 1. Also called express lane. the lane of a multilane roadway that is used by fast-moving vehicles, as when passing slower traffic. 2. Informal. any scene, activity, or pursuit that is exciting, high-pressured, competitive, swift-moving, and sometimes dissipated or dangerous: Alcoholism and stress are often the price for living life in the fast lane. […]
noun, Cinematography. 1. action that appears to move faster than normal on the screen, accomplished by filming the action at less than normal speed in the camera and then projecting it at normal speed. noun 1. (films) action that appears to have occurred at a faster speed than that at which it was filmed Compare […]
adv. former adverbial cousin to fast (adj.), from Old English fæstlic “firm, fixed, steadfast, resolute;” obsolete in 19c., simple fast taking its place.