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heckle | heckled | heckler | heckling | hectare | hectic | hectically | hectocotylized | hectocotylus | hectogram | hectogramme

hectic

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Adjective, Noun
 : 
hec=tic

CIDE DICTIONARY

hectica. [F. hectique, Gr. habitual, consumptive, fr. habit, a habit of body or mind, fr. to have; akin to Skr. sah to overpower, endure; cf. AS. sige, sigor, victory, G. sieg, Goth. sigis. Cf. Scheme.].
  •  Habitual; constitutional; pertaining especially to slow waste of animal tissue, as in consumption; as, a hectic type in disease; a hectic flush.  [1913 Webster]
  •  In a hectic condition; having hectic fever; consumptive; as, a hectic patient.  [1913 Webster]
Hectic fever (Med.), a fever of irritation and debility, occurring usually at a advanced stage of exhausting disease, as a in pulmonary consumption.
hecticn. 
  •  Hectic fever.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A hectic flush.  [1913 Webster]
    "It is no living hue, but a strange hectic."  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

hectic, adj. & n.
--adj.
1 busy and confused; excited.
2 having a hectic fever; morbidly flushed.
--n.
1 a hectic fever or flush.
2 a patient suffering from this.

Idiom
hectic fever (or flush) hist. a fever which accompanies consumption and similar diseases, with flushed cheeks and hot dry skin.
Derivative
hectically adv.
Etymology
ME etik f. OF etique f. LL hecticus f. Gk hektikos habitual f. hexis habit, assim. to F hectique or LL

THESAURUS

hectic

agitated, at fever pitch, bloom, blooming, blowzed, blowzy, blush, blushing, boiling, boiling over, burning, burning with excitement, burnt, bustling, busy, calenture, chaotic, childbed fever, coloring, continued fever, crimsoning, delirious, delirium, eruptive fever, excited, fanatical, febricity, febrile, febrility, fervent, fervid, fever, fever heat, fevered, feverish, feverishness, feverous, fieriness, fiery, fire, flaming, florid, flush, flushed, flushing, frantic, frenetic, frenzied, full-blooded, furious, glow, glowing, heat, heated, hectic fever, hectic flush, het up, hot, hyperactive, hyperkinetic, hyperpyretic, hyperpyrexia, hyperthermia, hyperthermic, hysteric, in a fever, in rut, incandescence, infatuated, inflamed, insane, intermittent fever, intrusive, mad, mantling, officious, overanxious, overdesirous, overeager, overenthusiastic, overzealous, passionate, perfervid, protein fever, puerperal fever, pyretic, pyrexia, red-complexioned, red-faced, red-fleshed, red-hot, reddening, redness, relapsing fever, remittent, remittent fever, riotous, rosiness, rosy, rosy-cheeked, rubefacient, rubescence, rubicund, ruddy, ruddy-complexioned, ruddy-faced, rufescence, rushed, sanguine, seething, sexually excited, steaming, steamy, sunburned, ultrazealous, urethral fever, vaccinal fever, warm, water fever, whiteness, wild, wound fever

ROGET THESAURUS

hectic

Feeling

N feeling, suffering, endurance, tolerance, sufferance, supportance, experience, response, sympathy, impression, inspiration, affection, sensation, emotion, pathos, deep sense, warmth, glow, unction, gusto, vehemence, fervor, fervency, heartiness, cordiality, earnestness, eagerness, empressement, gush, ardor, zeal, passion, enthusiasm, verve, furore, fanaticism, excitation of feeling, fullness of the heart, passion, ecstasy, blush, suffusion, flush, hectic, tingling, thrill, turn, shock, agitation, quiver, heaving, flutter, flurry, fluster, twitter, tremor, throb, throbbing, pulsation, palpitation, panting, trepidation, perturbation, ruffle, hurry of spirits, pother, stew, ferment, state of excitement, feeling, sentient, sensuous, sensorial, sensory, emotive, emotional, of feeling, with feeling, warm, quick, lively, smart, strong, sharp, acute, cutting, piercing, incisive, keen, keen as a razor, trenchant, pungent, racy, piquant, poignant, caustic, impressive, deep, profound, indelible, deep felt, home felt, heartfelt, swelling, soul-stirring, deep-mouthed, heart-expanding, electric, thrilling, rapturous, ecstatic, earnest, wistful, eager, breathless, fervent, fervid, gushing, passionate, warm-hearted, hearty, cordial, sincere, zealous, enthusiastic, glowing, ardent, burning, red-hot, fiery, flaming, boiling over, pervading, penetrating, absorbing, rabid, raving, feverish, fanatical, hysterical, impetuous, impressed with, moved with, touched with, affected with, penetrated with, seized with, imbued with, devoured by, wrought up, struck all of a heap, rapt, in a quiver, enraptured, heart and soul, from the bottom of one's heart, ab imo pectore, at heart, con amore, heartily, devoutly, over head and ears, head over heels, the heart big, the heart full, the heart swelling, the heart beating, the heart pulsating, the heart throbbing, the heart thumping, the heart beating high, the heart melting, the heart overflowing, the heart bursting, the heart breaking, the heart goes out, a heart as big as all outdoors (sympathy).

Heat

N heat, caloric, temperature, warmth, fervor, calidity, incalescence, incandescence, glow, flush, fever, hectic, phlogiston, fire, spark, scintillation, flash, flame, blaze, bonfire, firework, pyrotechnics, pyrotechny, wildfire, sheet of fire, lambent flame, devouring element, adiathermancy, recalescence, summer, dog days, canicular days, baking, heat, white heat, tropical heat, Afric heat, Bengal heat, summer heat, blood heat, sirocco, simoom, broiling sun, insolation, warming, sun, pyrology, thermology, thermotics, thermodynamics, thermometer, calorie, gram-calorie, small calorie, kilocalorie, kilogram calorie, large calorie, British Thermal Unit, B, T, U, therm, quad, degrees Kelvin, kelvins, degrees centigrade, degrees Celsius, degrees Fahrenheit, hot, warm, mild, genial, tepid, lukewarm, unfrozen, thermal, thermic, calorific, fervent, fervid, ardent, aglow, sunny, torrid, tropical, estival, canicular, steamy, close, sultry, stifling, stuffy, suffocating, oppressive, reeking, baking, red hot, white hot, smoking hot, burning, hot, piping hot, like a furnace, like an oven, burning, hot as fire, hot as pepper, hot enough to roast an ox, hot enough to boil an egg, fiery, incandescent, incalescent, candent, ebullient, glowing, smoking, live, on fire, dazzling, in flames, blazing, in a blaze, alight, afire, ablaze, unquenched, unextinguished, smoldering, in a heat, in a glow, in a fever, in a perspiration, in a sweat, sudorific, sweltering, sweltered, blood hot, blood warm, warm as a toast, warm as wool, volcanic, plutonic, igneous, isothermal, isothermic, isotheral, not a breath of air, whirlwinds of tempestuous fire.


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