rabid

[ rab-id ]
/ ˈræb ɪd /

adjective

irrationally extreme in opinion or practice: a rabid isolationist; a rabid baseball fan.
furious or raging; violently intense: a rabid hunger.
affected with or pertaining to rabies; mad.

Origin of rabid

1605–15; < Latin rabidus raving, furious, mad, equivalent to rab(ere) to rave, be mad + -idus -id4
Related formsrab·id·i·ty [ruh-bid-i-tee, ra-] /rəˈbɪd ɪ ti, ræ-/, rab·id·ness, nounrab·id·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for rabid

rabid

/ (ˈræbɪd, ˈreɪ-) /

adjective

relating to or having rabies
zealous; fanatical; violent; raging
Derived Formsrabidity (rəˈbɪdɪtɪ) or rabidness, nounrabidly, adverb

Word Origin for rabid

C17: from Latin rabidus frenzied, mad, from rabere to be mad
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Word Origin and History for rabid

rabid


adj.

1610s, "furious, raving," from Latin rabidus "raging, furious, enraged; inspired; ungoverned; rabid," from rabere "be mad, rave" (see rage (v.)). Meaning "made mad by rabies" in English first recorded 1804. Related: Rabidly; rabidness.

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Medicine definitions for rabid

rabid

[ răbĭd ]

adj.

Of or affected by rabies.
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