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4 definitions found
 for hectic
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hectic \Hec"tic\, a. [F. hectique, Gr. ? habitual, consumptive,
     fr. ? habit, a habit of body or mind, fr. ? to have; akin to
     Skr. sah to overpower, endure; cf. AS. sige, sigor, victory,
     G. sieg, Goth. sigis. Cf. Scheme.]
     1. Habitual; constitutional; pertaining especially to slow
        waste of animal tissue, as in consumption; as, a hectic
        type in disease; a hectic flush.
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     2. In a hectic condition; having hectic fever; consumptive;
        as, a hectic patient.
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     Hectic fever (Med.), a fever of irritation and debility,
        occurring usually at a advanced stage of exhausting
        disease, as a in pulmonary consumption.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hectic \Hec"tic\, n.
     1. (Med.) Hectic fever.
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     2. A hectic flush.
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              It is no living hue, but a strange hectic. --Byron.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  hectic
      adj 1: marked by intense agitation or emotion; "worked at a
             feverish pace" [syn: feverish, hectic]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  122 Moby Thesaurus words for "hectic":
     agitated, at fever pitch, bloom, blooming, blowzed, blowzy, blush,
     blushing, boiling, boiling over, burning, burning with excitement,
     burnt, bustling, busy, calenture, chaotic, childbed fever,
     coloring, continued fever, crimsoning, delirious, delirium,
     eruptive fever, excited, fanatical, febricity, febrile, febrility,
     fervent, fervid, fever, fever heat, fevered, feverish,
     feverishness, feverous, fieriness, fiery, fire, flaming, florid,
     flush, flushed, flushing, frantic, frenetic, frenzied,
     full-blooded, furious, glow, glowing, heat, heated, hectic fever,
     hectic flush, het up, hot, hyperactive, hyperkinetic, hyperpyretic,
     hyperpyrexia, hyperthermia, hyperthermic, hysteric, in a fever,
     in rut, incandescence, infatuated, inflamed, insane,
     intermittent fever, intrusive, mad, mantling, officious,
     overanxious, overdesirous, overeager, overenthusiastic,
     overzealous, passionate, perfervid, protein fever, puerperal fever,
     pyretic, pyrexia, red-complexioned, red-faced, red-fleshed,
     red-hot, reddening, redness, relapsing fever, remittent,
     remittent fever, riotous, rosiness, rosy, rosy-cheeked,
     rubefacient, rubescence, rubicund, ruddy, ruddy-complexioned,
     ruddy-faced, rufescence, rushed, sanguine, seething,
     sexually excited, steaming, steamy, sunburned, ultrazealous,
     urethral fever, vaccinal fever, warm, water fever, whiteness, wild,
     wound fever
  
  

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