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or phre·net·ic  (frə-nĕt′ĭk) also fre·net·i·cal or phre·net·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
Wildly excited or active; frantic; frenzied.

[Middle English frenetik, from Old French frenetique, from Latin phrenēticus, from Greek phrenītikos, from phrenītis, brain disease, from phrēn, mind; see gwhren- in Indo-European roots.]

fre·net′i·cal·ly adv.
fre·net′i·cism (-ĭ-sĭz′əm) n.
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the state or quality of being frenetic
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