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v. fraz·zled, fraz·zling, fraz·zles
1. To wear away along the edges; fray.
2. To exhaust physically or emotionally.
1. To become worn away along the edges.
2. To become exhausted physically or emotionally.
1. A frayed or tattered condition.
2. A condition of exhaustion: worked themselves to a frazzle.
[Perhaps a blend of fray and dialectal fazzle, to unravel (from Middle English facelyn, to fray, from fasel, frayed edge, probably diminutive of fas, rootlets, from Old English fæs).]