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rapid

rap·id

rapid

 
 
pronunciation:
rae pihd
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part of speech: adjective
definition: very quick or fast.
The police had a rapid response to the emergency.
synonyms:
fast, quick
antonyms:
slow
similar words:
express, rushing
derivations: rapidly (adv.), rapidness (n.)
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Rapid comes from a Latin word that means "to hurry away or carry off." If you fall into the river rapids, you are likely to be carried off.
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  • rapidly:
    in a rapid way; fast.
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