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 Dictionary entry overview: What does rabid mean? 

RABID (adjective)
  The adjective RABID has 2 senses:

1. of or infected by rabies
2. marked by excessive enthusiasm for and intense devotion to a cause or idea

  Familiarity information: RABID used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

RABID (adjective)

Sense 1rabid [BACK TO TOP]


Of or infected by rabies

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)


rabies (an acute viral disease of the nervous system of warm-blooded animals (usually transmitted by the bite of a rabid animal); rabies is fatal if the virus reaches the brain)

Sense 2rabid [BACK TO TOP]


Marked by excessive enthusiasm for and intense devotion to a cause or idea


fanatic; fanatical; overzealous; rabid

Context example:

rabid isolationist


passionate (having or expressing strong emotions)

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