phrenetically, adv.phreneticness, n.
/fri net"ik/, adj. Also, phrenetical.
1. frenetic.
2. filled with extreme excitement; fanatic; frenzied.
3. a phrenetic person.
[1325-75; < L phreneticus < LGk phrenetikós, Gk phrenitikós frenzied (see PHRENITIS, -IC); r. ME frenetike < AF < L as above; cf. FRENETIC]

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