[mad-n] /ˈmæd n/
verb (used with object)
to anger or infuriate:
The delays maddened her.
to make insane.
verb (used without object)
to become ; act as if ; rage.
to make or become mad or angry
“to drive to distraction,” 1822; earlier “to be mad” (1735), from mad (adj.) + -en (1). Related: Maddened; maddening. The earlier verb was simply mad (early 14c., intransitive; late 14c., transitive), from the adjective.
/məˈkrɒfəɡəs/ adjective 1. (zoology) (of an animal) feeding on relatively large particles of food
[mak-ruh-feyj] /ˈmæk rəˌfeɪdʒ/ noun, Cell Biology. 1. a large white blood cell, occurring principally in connective tissue and in the bloodstream, that ingests foreign particles and infectious microorganisms by phagocytosis. /ˈmækrəʊˌfeɪdʒ/ noun 1. any large phagocytic cell occurring in the blood, lymph, and connective tissue of vertebrates See also histiocyte n. 1890, from macro- + […]
noun 1. the large plant family Rubiaceae, characterized by herbaceous plants, trees, and shrubs having simple, opposite, or whorled leaves, usually four- or five-lobed flowers, and fruit in the form of a berry, capsule, or nut, and including the gardenia, madder, partridgeberry, and shrubs and trees that are the source of coffee, ipecac, and quinine.
noun 1. a strong purple-red color. 2. a pigment of this color formerly obtained from the madder root, characterized chiefly by lack of permanence.