Meaning of frenzy

fren•zy

Pronunciation: (fren'zē), [key]
— n., pl. v., -zies, -zied, -zy•ing.
—n.
  1. extreme mental agitation; wild excitement or derangement.
  2. a fit or spell of violent mental excitement; a paroxysm characteristic of or resulting from a mania: He is subject to these frenzies several times a year.
—v.t.
  1. to drive to frenzy; make frantic: She was frenzied by fear when she smelled the smoke.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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