frazzled


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fraz·zle

 (frăz′əl) Informal
v. fraz·zled, fraz·zling, fraz·zles
v.tr.
1. To wear away along the edges; fray.
2. To exhaust physically or emotionally.
v.intr.
1. To become worn away along the edges.
2. To become exhausted physically or emotionally.
n.
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).]
Translations

frazzled

[ˈfræzld] adj (fam) (person) → logorato/a; (bacon) → bruciato/a
References in classic literature ?
More than anything else in the world, my frayed and frazzled mind wanted surcease from weariness in the way it knew surcease would come.
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There, brain frazzled by lack of sleep, he ends up accidentally shooting his own partner and gets blackmailed by the girl's killer when he tries to cover up his fatal mistake.
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