Extreme mental or emotional excitement. [thr. Old Fr. and L. fr. G. phrenesis, inflammation of the brain, fr. phren, mind]

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fren·zy 'fren-zē n, pl frenzies
1 a) a temporary madness
b) a violent mental or emotional agitation
2) intense usu. wild and often disorderly compulsive or agitated activity
fren·zied -zēd adj

Medical dictionary. 2011.


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