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An ancient city of the Middle East southeast of the Sea of Galilee. One of the Greek cities of the Decapolis, it is described in the Bible as the place where Jesus cast demons out of a man and into a herd of swine, which then threw themselves into the sea.
Gad′a·rene′ (găd′ə-rēn′, găd′ə-rēn′) adj. & n.
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relating to or engaged in a headlong rush
[C19: via Late Latin from Greek Gadarēnos, of Gadara (Palestine), alluding to the Biblical Gadarene swine (Matthew 8:28ff.)]
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