Frazzling
Frazzle 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.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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. Harris. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Frazzle — Fraz zle, n. 1. The act or result of frazzling; the condition or quality of being frazzled; the tag end; a frayed out end. [Prov. Eng. & U. S.] [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC] My fingers are all scratched to frazzles. Kipling. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Frazzled — Frazzle 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.] [Webster 1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • worn to a frazzle — Frazzle Fraz zle, n. 1. The act or result of frazzling; the condition or quality of being frazzled; the tag end; a frayed out end. [Prov. Eng. & U. S.] [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC] My fingers are all scratched to frazzles. Kipling. [Webster 1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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