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 for lunatic
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lunatic \Lu"na*tic\, a. [F. lunatique, L. lunaticus, fr. luna
     the moon. See Lunar.]
     1. Affected by lunacy; insane; mad; crazy; demented.
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              Lord, have mercy on my son; for he is lunatic.
                                                    (Matt. xvii.
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     2. Of or pertaining to, or suitable for, an insane person;
        evincing lunacy; as, lunatic gibberish; a lunatic asylum.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lunatic \Lu"na*tic\, n.
     A person affected by lunacy; an insane person, esp. one who
     has lucid intervals; a madman; a person of unsound mind.
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           The lunatic, the lover, and the poet,
           Are of imagination all compact.          --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: insane and believed to be affected by the phases of the
             moon [syn: lunatic, moonstruck]
      n 1: an insane person [syn: lunatic, madman, maniac]
      2: a reckless impetuous irresponsible person [syn: daredevil,
         madcap, hothead, swashbuckler, lunatic, harum-

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  110 Moby Thesaurus words for "lunatic":
     abnormal, absurd, aliene, ass, balmy, batty, bedlamite,
     bereft of reason, borderline case, born fool, brainsick, buffoon,
     clown, crackbrain, crackbrained, cracked, crackpot, crank, crazed,
     crazy, cuckoo, daft, deluded, dement, demented, demoniac,
     deprived of reason, deranged, ding-a-ling, disoriented, distraught,
     doodle, egregious ass, energumen, fanatic, fantastic,
     figure of fun, flake, flighty, fool, fou, hallucinated, harebrain,
     idiot, ignoramus, insane, irrational, jackass, kook, loco, loon,
     loony, mad, maddened, madman, maniac, manic, mazed, mental,
     mentally deficient, meshuggah, meshuggenah, milksop, moon-struck,
     mooncalf, neuropath, neurotic, non compos, non compos mentis,
     noncompos, not all there, not right, nut, odd, of unsound mind,
     off, paranoid, perfect fool, phrenetic, potty, preposterous,
     psycho, psychoneurotic, queer, raver, raving lunatic, reasonless,
     schmuck, screwball, senseless, sick, softhead, sop, stark-mad,
     stark-staring mad, strange, stupid ass, tetched, tomfool, touched,
     unbalanced, unhinged, unsane, unsettled, unsound, wacky, wandering,
     weirdo, witless, zany

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     probably the same as epileptic, the symptoms of which disease
     were supposed to be more aggravated as the moon increased. In
     Matt. 4:24 "lunatics" are distinguished from demoniacs. In 17:15
     the name "lunatic" is applied to one who is declared to have
     been possessed. (See DAEMONIAC.)

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  LUNATIC, persons. One who has had an understanding, but who, by disease, 
  grief, or other accident, has lost the use of his reason. A lunatic is 
  properly one who has had lucid intervals, sometimes enjoying his senses, and 
  sometimes not. 4 Co. 123; 1 Bl. Com. 304; Bac. Abr. Idiots, &c., A; 1 Russ. 
  on Crimes, 8; Shelf. on Lun. 4; Merlin, mot Demence; Fonb. Eq. Index, h.t.;
  15 Vin. Ab. 131; 8 Com. Dig. 721; 1 Supp. to Ves. jr. 94, 130, 369, 404; 
  2 Supp. to Ves. jr. 51, 106, 151, 360; 1 Vern. 9, 137, 262; Louis. Code, 
  tit. 9, c. 1; and articles Lucid Interval; Lunacy. 

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