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1. Of or affected by rabies.
2. Raging; uncontrollable: rabid thirst.
3. Extremely zealous or enthusiastic; fanatical: a rabid football fan.

[Latin rabidus, from rabere, to rave.]

ra·bid′i·ty (rə-bĭd′ĭ-tē, ră-), rab′id·ness (răb′ĭd-nĭs) n.
rab′id·ly adv.
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Arraigned at my own bar, Memory having given her evidence of the hopes, wishes, sentiments I had been cherishing since last night--of the general state of mind in which I had indulged for nearly a fortnight past; Reason having come forward and told, in her own quiet way a plain, unvarnished tale, showing how I had rejected the real, and rabidly devoured the ideal;--I pronounced judgment to this effect:-
"Well, perhaps I do go at it a bit rabidly, and feel a kind of pleasure in smashing anything.
It is time for the British working class to rise up against Johnson, the Tory dictator, throw him out, and save British democracy, the NHS, and the country's economy from rabidly right-wing Brexiteers and their American puppet-masters.
Moreover, Islamabad should not pin too much hope on Moscow because the former Soviet Union is a major supplier of defence products to arch rival India - where a recent wave of intolerance and bigotry (with the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party at the helm of this deliberate provocation) has manifested itself in rabidly anti-Pakistan rhetoric.
Kevin Barrett, in an exclusive interview with FNA, said that such ideas supported by the likes of Ze'ev Jabotinsky, who were once considered extremist, are "now the nearly unanimous view of the Jewish population of Zionist-occupied Palestine." He further added that "such a rabidly genocidal apartheid state is unlikely to be tolerated by the region, or the world, for very long."
In June, the partly State-owned firm, which has been performing dismally drastically reducing its share in a rabidly competitive market space, said it needs Sh17 billion to return to profit-making.
Moreno admitted this Thursday even as he neither confirmed nor denied receiving any death threats as he rabidly enforced clean-up operations to remove filth and obstructions on historical sites and along major streets of the nation's capital, including illegal vendors in Divisoria, Recto, and Quiapo.
Not only do the police suspect Kingsley as the primary target, they learn that he possessed a rare Revolutionary War Union Jack flag that several people were rabidly bidding on.
The train arrived rabidly at platform six to crash into the buffers causing a huge explosion.
You're late for work, it's freezing cold and you're rabidly swooshing away at the thick frost and ice on your car windows with your bank card.
Natural resources are being destroyed very rabidly. There are plenty of reasons that are creating environmental problems.
Geert Wilders has for years run a rabidly Islamophobic campaign that has at various times advocated the closure of all Dutch mosques, the expulsion of all Muslims from the country and the rejection of any further Muslim immigration.