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Meaning of PHRENETIC

Pronunciation:  fri'netik

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 Definition: [adj]  excessively agitated; transported with rage or other violent emotion; "frantic with anger and frustration"; "frenetic screams followed the accident"; "a frenzied look in his eye"
 Synonyms: agitated, frantic, frenetic, frenzied



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Phre*net"ic\, Phrenetical \Phre*net"ic*al\, a. [L.
    phreneticus, Gr. ?, ?: cf. F. phr['e]n['e]tique. See
    {Frantic}, and cf. {Frenetic}.]
    Relating to phrenitis; suffering from frenzy; delirious; mad;
    frantic; frenetic. -- {Phre*net"ic*al*ly}, adv.
  2. \Phre*net"ic\, n.
    One who is phrenetic. --Harvey.
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