Translation of hectic in Spanish:

hectic

Pronunciation: /ˈhektɪk/

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1 [day/week] ajetreado, agitado; [journey/pace] agotador; [activity] frenético, febril; [trading] intenso I've been in a hectic rush all day he andado todo el día como loca de aquí para allá [colloquial/familiar] things have been pretty hectic at the office recently últimamente hemos estado agobiados de trabajo en la oficina
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    • With a heavy inflow of pilgrims adding to the hectic business activity on the streets branching out from the temple, regulating traffic is not an easy task.
    • For a couple of hours there is hectic activity and on every side there are vigorous walkers and indefatigable joggers getting their morning exercise.
    • What with raucous classes and a year full of hectic lessons ahead, most teachers do not have time for the child with a problem, said many participants.
  • 2 [Medicine/Medicina] [fever/flush] héctico, hético
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    • He likens the maladies of a state to the hectic fever.
    • He uses hectic fever as an analogy - as hectic fever is to the body, political maladies are to a state.
    • Within a year, however, he contracted and died of a hectic fever.

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