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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Rabid \Rab"id\ (r[a^]b"[i^]d), a. [L. rabidus, from rabere to
     rave. See {Rage}, n.]
     1. Furious; raging; extremely violent.
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              The rabid flight

              Of winds that ruin ships.             --Chapman.
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     2. Extreme, unreasonable, or fanatical in opinion;
        excessively zealous; as, a rabid socialist.
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     3. Affected with the distemper called rabies; mad; as, a
        rabid dog or fox.
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     4. (Med.) Of or pertaining to rabies, or hydrophobia; as,
        rabid virus.
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From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:

       adj : marked by excessive enthusiasm for and intense devotion to a
             cause or idea; "rabid isolationist" [syn: {fanatic}, {fanatical},

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thes]:

  96 Moby Thesaurus words for "rabid":
     Dionysiac, abandoned, amok, bacchic, bellowing, berserk, bigoted,
     carried away, corybantic, crazed, crazy, delirious, demented,
     demoniac, deranged, desperate, distracted, ecstatic, enraged,
     enraptured, enthusiastic, extravagant, extreme, extremist, fanatic,
     fanatical, feral, ferocious, fierce, fighting mad, frantic,
     frenetic, frenzied, fulminating, fuming, furious, haggard,
     hog-wild, hopping mad, howling, hydrophobic, hysterical, in a rage,
     in a transport, in hysterics, infuriate, infuriated, inordinate,
     insane, intoxicated, irrational, keen, like one possessed, mad,
     madding, maenadic, maniac, maniacal, obsessed, orgasmic, orgiastic,
     overenthusiastic, overreligious, overzealous, perfervid, possessed,
     radical, raging, ramping, ranting, raving, raving mad, ravished,
     revolutional, revolutionary, revolutionist, roaring, roaring mad,
     running mad, running wild, savage, stark-raving mad, storming,
     transported, ultra, ultraist, ultrazealous, uncontrollable,
     unreasonable, unreasoning, violent, wild, wild-eyed, wild-looking,
     zealotic, zealous

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