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[fruh-net-ik] /frəˈnɛt ɪk/

; frenzied.
distracted or frantic; frenzied

late 14c., from Old French frenetike, from Latin phreneticus “delirious,” alteration of Greek phrenitikos, from phrenitis “frenzy,” literally “inflammation of the brain,” from phren “mind, reason” (from PIE *gwhren- “to think”) + -itis. The classical ph- was restored mid-16c. Related: Frenetically.

frenetic fre·net·ic or phre·net·ic (frə-nět’ĭk)
Wildly excited or active; frantic; frenzied.


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