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hectic

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adjective hec·tic \ˈhek-tik\

Simple Definition of hectic

  • : very busy and filled with activity

Full Definition of hectic

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or being a fluctuating but persistent fever (as in tuberculosis)

  2. 2 :  having a hectic fever

  3. 3 :  red, flushed

  4. 4 :  characterized by activity, excitement, or confusion <the hectic days before the holidays>

hec·ti·cal·ly play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of hectic

  1. We both had hectic days at work.

  2. She maintains a hectic schedule as a journalist and mother.



Origin of hectic

Middle English etyk, from Anglo-French etique, from Late Latin hecticus, from Greek hektikos habitual, consumptive, from echein to have — more at scheme


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with hectic


HECTIC Defined for Kids

hectic

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adjective hec·tic \ˈhek-tik\

Definition of hectic

  1. :  filled with excitement, activity, or confusion <We had a hectic day of shopping.>




Medical Dictionary

hectic

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adjective hec·tic \ˈhek-tik\

Medical Definition of hectic

  1. 1:  of, relating to, or being a fluctuating but persistent fever (as in tuberculosis)

  2. 2:  having a hectic fever <a hectic patient>





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