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Meaning of FRAZZLE

Pronunciation:  'frazul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (informal) a state of extreme exhaustion; "he was worn to a frazzle"
  2. [v]  exhaust physically or emotionally; "She was frazzled after the visit of her in-laws"
  3. [v]  wear away by rubbing; "The friction frayed the sleeve"

FRAZZLE is a 7 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: fray
 See Also: beat, break, bust, exhaust, exhaustion, fall apart, tucker, tucker out, wash up, wear, wear out



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Fraz"zle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Frazzled}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Frazzling}.] [Cf. G. faseln, and E. fray.]
    To fray; to wear or pull into tatters or tag ends; to tatter;
    -- used literally and figuratively. [Prov. Eng. & U. S.]
          Her hair was of a reddish gray color, and its frazzled
          and tangled condition suggested that the woman had
          recently passed through a period of extreme excitement.
                                                   --J. C.
  2. \Fraz"zle\, n.
    The act or result of frazzling; the condition or quality of
    being frazzled; the tag end; a frayed-out end. [Prov. Eng. &
    U. S.]
          My fingers are all scratched to frazzles. --Kipling.
          Gordon had sent word to Lee that he ``had fought his
          corps to a frazzle.''                    --Nicolay &
                                                   Hay (Life of
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