Rabid meaning

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Violent; raging.
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Of or affected by rabies.
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Raging; uncontrollable.

Rabid thirst.

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Extremely zealous or enthusiastic; fanatical.

A rabid football fan.

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The definition of rabid is having rabies, being violent or uncontrollable, or fanatical in a belief.

An example of something rabid is a raccoon that is frothing at the mouth from rabies.

An example of someone rabid is an heroin addict’s insatiable desire for the drug.

An example of someone rabid is a believer who speaks with a scary energy and sureness.

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Fanatic or unreasonably zealous in beliefs, opinions, or pursuits.
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Of or having rabies.
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Of or affected by rabies.
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Affected with rabies.

A rabid dog or fox.

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Of or pertaining to rabies, or hydrophobia.

A rabid virus.

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Furious; raging; extremely violent.
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Very extreme, unreasonable, or fanatical in opinion; excessively zealous; comparable to one with rabies.

A rabid socialist.

Rabid Green Bay Packers fans.

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Origin of rabid

  • Latin rabidus from rabere to rave

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the Latin rabidus, from rabere (“to rave").

    From Wiktionary