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rabid

rab·id

rabid

 
pronunciation:
rae bihd
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or pertaining to rabies or to one infected with rabies.
He was bitten by a rabid dog and was rushed to the hospital.
synonyms:
mad
similar words:
crazy, foaming, frothing, insane
definition 2: extreme in opinion or action; fanatical.
Even his wife considered him a rabid conservative.
synonyms:
extreme, fanatical, zealous
similar words:
ardent, drastic, fanatic, fervent, passionate, vehement
definition 3: extremely violent; raging.
rabid hunger
synonyms:
berserk, frenzied, raging, raving, violent
similar words:
furious, maniacal, possessed, wild, wild-eyed
derivations: rabidly (adv.), rabidity (n.), rabidness (n.)