hectic

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Hectic \Hec"tic\, noun

1. (Med.) Hectic fever.

2. A hectic flush.

It is no living hue, but a strange hectic. --Byron.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Hectic \Hec"tic\, adjective [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.

2. In a hectic condition; having hectic fever; consumptive; as, a hectic patient.

{Hectic fever} (Med.), a fever of irritation and debility, occurring usually at a advanced stage of exhausting disease, as a in pulmonary consumption.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

hectic

adjective

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


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