Hectic definitions

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Consumptive; feverish.
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Hectic is defined as being overly busy or full of activity.

When you are overbooked for the holiday season and supposed to attend two parties every day, this is an example of a hectic schedule.

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Characterized by intense activity, confusion, or haste.
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Of, relating to, or being a fever that fluctuates during the day, as in tuberculosis or septicemia.
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Flushed.
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Red or flushed, as with fever.
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Characterized by confusion, rush, excitement, etc.
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Designating or of the recurrent or persistent fever accompanying wasting diseases, esp. tuberculosis.
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Of, affected with, or characteristic of a wasting disease, as tuberculosis.
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Of, relating to, or being a fever that fluctuates during the day, as in tuberculosis or septicemia.
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Consumptive; feverish.
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Flushed.
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Pertaining to bodily reactions characterised by flushed or dry skin.

Hectic fever; a hectic patient.

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The city center is so hectic at 8 in the morning that I go to work an hour beforehand to avoid the crowds.

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(obsolete) A hectic fever.
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(obsolete) A flush like one produced by such a fever.
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Origin of hectic

Middle English etik recurring fever from Old French etique from Late Latin hecticus from Greek hektikos habitual, consumptive (as a fever) from hexis habit from ekhein to be in a certain condition segh- in Indo-European roots