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frenzy

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noun fren·zy \ˈfren-zē\

Simple Definition of frenzy

  • : great and often wild or uncontrolled activity

Full Definition of frenzy

plural frenzies

  1. 1 a :  a temporary madness b :  a violent mental or emotional agitation

  2. 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


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frenzy

verb fren·zy

Definition of frenzy

fren·ziedfren·zy·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  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>



1791

First Known Use of frenzy

1791


FRENZY Defined for Kids

frenzy

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noun fren·zy \ˈfren-zē\

Definition of frenzy

plural frenzies

  1. :  great and often wild or disorderly activity




Medical Dictionary

frenzy

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noun fren·zy \ˈfren-zē\

Medical Definition of frenzy

plural frenzies

  1. 1a:  a temporary madnessb:  a violent mental or emotional agitation

  2. 2:  intense usually wild and often disorderly compulsive or agitated activity

  3. fren·zied \-zēd\play adjective





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