adjective for·ce·ne \¦fȯrsə¦nā, (ˈ)fȯr¦sēn\

Definition of forcene

of a heraldic representation of a horse

  1. :  depicted rearing

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Origin and Etymology of forcene

French forcené, frantic, mad, insane, from Old French forsené, past participle of forsener to be or become mad or furious, from fors out of, outside, except + sen mind, sense, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German sin sense, mind — more at foreclose, sense

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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