Origin of rabid
Examples from the Web for rabidity
The Abolitionists are subject to constant fits of rabidity which increase intensity with each successive attack.Lands of the Slave and the Free|Henry A. Murray
British Dictionary definitions for rabidity
Word Origin for rabid
Word Origin and History for rabidity (1 of 2)
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.