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Rabid

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rabid

1. Furious; raging; extremely violent. The rabid flight Of winds that ruin ships. (Chapman)

2. Extreme, unreasonable, or fanatical in opinion; excessively zealous; as, a rabid socialist.

3. Affected with the distemper called rabies; mad; as, a rabid god or fox.

4. (Science: medicine) Of or pertaining to rabies, or hydrophobia; as, rabid virus.

Origin: L. Rabidus, from rabere to rave. See Rage.