Phrenetic 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. [1913 Webster]

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  • phrenetic — adj. 1 frantic. 2 fanatic. Derivatives: phrenetically adv. Etymology: ME, var. of FRENETIC …   Useful english dictionary

  • phrenesis — /fri nēˈsis/ noun 1. Phrenitis 2. Delirium 3. Frenzy ORIGIN: Gr phrēn, phrenos midriff (supposed seat of passions, mind and will) For phrenetic, phrenetical, and phrenetically see frenetic phrenˈism noun A supposed ‘mind force’ described by ED… …   Useful english dictionary

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