adjective Etymology: Latin rabidus mad, from rabere Date: 1594 1. a. extremely violent ; furious b. going to extreme lengths in expressing or pursuing a feeling, interest, or opinion <
rabid editorials
a rabid supporter
2. affected with rabies • rabidity nounrabidly adverbrabidness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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