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amok

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noun \ə-ˈmək, -ˈmäk\

Definition of amok

  1. :  a murderous frenzy that has traditionally been regarded as occurring especially in Malaysian culture




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amok

adverb

Simple Definition of amok

  • : in a wild or uncontrolled manner

Full Definition of amok

  1. 1 :  in a murderously frenzied state

  2. 2 a :  in a violently raging manner b :  in an undisciplined, uncontrolled, or faulty manner <films … about computers run amokPeople>


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amok

adjective

Definition of amok

  1. :  possessed with or motivated by a murderous or violently uncontrollable frenzy



1944

First Known Use of amok

1944

Variants of amok

also amuck

AMOK Defined for Kids

amok

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adverb \ə-ˈmək, -ˈmäk\

Definition of amok

  1. :  in a wild or uncontrolled manner Hint: This adverb is usually used in the phrase “run amok” or “run amuck.”



Variants of amok

or amuck \ə-ˈmək, -ˈmäk\

Medical Dictionary

noun \ə-ˈmək, -ˈmäk\

Medical Definition of amok

  1. :  an episode of sudden mass assault against people or objects usually by a single individual following a period of brooding that has traditionally been regarded as occurring especially in Malaysian culture but is now increasingly viewed as psychopathological behavior occurring worldwide in numerous countries and cultures

  2. amok also amuck adjective or adverb



Variants of amok

also amuck \-ˈmək\play

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