Madden Mad"den, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Maddened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Maddening}.] 1. To make mad; to drive to madness; to drive to insanity; to craze. [1913 Webster]

2. To make very angry; to enrage; to excite violently with passion. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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