Definition of rabid in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈrabɪd
, ˈreɪ-/


  • 2(Of an animal) affected with rabies: her mother was bitten by a rabid dog
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    • As a result of haphazard and inadequate culling, there is now a plague of rabid foxes affecting villages and cities in an arc across the Alps from Austria, through Hungary, Slovenia and Slovakia to Poland.
    • You could get stitched up and receive rabies vaccinations if you got mauled by a rabid dog.
    • He went on to develop a rabies vaccine that was made from the spinal cords of rabid rabbits.
  • 2.1Of or connected with rabies.



Pronunciation: /rəˈbɪdɪti/


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  • Every one of the game's leading practitioners holds an opinion, invariably rabidly positive or sneeringly negative.
  • Mention reverse mergers to investment professionals, and you'll get one of two reactions: they're either enthusiastically for or rabidly against them.
  • Unfortunately the rabidly right-wing rag (nice bit of alliteration there) has a circulation in excess of 2.4 million and a readership of over 6 million.


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  • Disrespecting a woman in a bar, as you may have observed, invites all manner of chest-thumping male heroism and screeching female rabidness.


early 17th century (in the sense 'furious, madly violent'): from Latin rabidus, from rabere 'to rave'.

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