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Rabid

rabid
1. Furious; raging; extremely violent. The rabid flight Of winds that ruin ships. (Chapman)
2. Extreme, unreasonable, or fanatical in opinion; excessively zealous; as, a rabid socialist.
3. Affected with the distemper called rabies; mad; as, a rabid god or fox.
4. (Science: medicine) Of or pertaining to rabies, or hydrophobia; as, rabid virus.
Origin: L. Rabidus, from rabere to rave. See Rage.


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