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  • n. phrenitis
  • n. madness, frenzy

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Delirium; frenzy.


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  • I conceive her to be possessed with a delirium, which I incline to term rather hypochondria than phrenesis; and I think she were best cared for by her husband in his own house, and removed from all this bustle of pageants, which disturbs her weak brain with the most fantastic phantoms.


  • At length George Dyer's phrenesis has come to a crisis; he is raging and furiously mad.

    The Works of Charles and Mary Lamb — Volume 5 The Letters of Charles and Mary Lamb


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