frenzy

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

1fren·zy

noun \ˈfren-zē\

: great and often wild or uncontrolled activity

plural frenzies

Full Definition of FRENZY

1
a :  a temporary madness
b :  a violent mental or emotional agitation
2
:  intense usually wild and often disorderly compulsive or agitated activity <a shopping frenzy>

Examples of FRENZY

  1. the buying frenzy just before Christmas
  2. <in its frenzy to flee the danger, the crowd became uncontrollable, and a number of people were trampled to death>

Origin of FRENZY

Middle English frenesie, from Middle French, from Medieval Latin phrenesia, alteration of Latin phrenesis, from phreneticus
First Known Use: 14th century

2frenzy

verb
fren·ziedfren·zy·ing

Definition of FRENZY

transitive verb
:  to affect with frenzy

Examples of FRENZY

  1. <local football fans who were frenzied by the fact that their team was going to the Super Bowl>

First Known Use of FRENZY

1791

fren·zy

noun \ˈfren-zē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural frenzies

Medical Definition of FRENZY

1
a : a temporary madness b : a violent mental or emotional agitation
2
: intense usually wild and often disorderly compulsive or agitated activity
fren·zied \-zēd\ adjective

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