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Rab"id (rab"id), a. [L. rabidus, from rabere to rave. See Rage, n.]

1.

Furious; raging; extremely violent.

The rabid flight
Of winds that ruin ships.
Chapman.

2.

Extreme, unreasonable, or fanatical in opinion; excessively zealous; as, a rabid socialist.

3.

Affected with the distemper called rabies; mad; as, a rabid dog or fox.

4. (Med.)

Of or pertaining to rabies, or hydrophobia; as, rabid virus.

 

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