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maddening

adjective

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maddening

verb
present participle of madden

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1 to cause to go insane or as if insane
  • the endless swarms of mosquitoes all but maddened the explorers

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The first known use of maddening was circa 1743

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“Maddening.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/maddening. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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