hectic definition

  • adjective:
    • Characterized by intense task, confusion, or haste: "There Was Clearly absolutely nothing feverish or hectic about his vigor” ( Erik Erikson).
    • Medicine Of, regarding, or being a fever that fluctuates during the day, as in tuberculosis or septicemia.
    • Consumptive; feverish.
    • Flushed.
    • Of a fever, related to bodily responses characterised by flushed or dried-out skin.
    • really hectic with activity and confusion; feverish.
    • Habitual; constitutional; relating specifically to slow waste of animal tissue, as in usage
    • In a hectic condition; having hectic fever; consumptive.
    • marked by intense agitation or feeling
  • noun:
    • A hectic temperature.
    • A flush like one from such a fever.
    • Hectic temperature.
    • A hectic flush.
    • A hectic fever; a wasting away, attended by heightened shade.
    • A hectic flush.
  • others:
    • Habitual; marking a specific routine or condition of human anatomy: placed on temperature of the kind provided in phthisis, described as marked diurnal remissions and exacerbations, and associated with flushed cheeks, hot skin, and emaciation.
    • with respect to or impacted with such fever; feverish; consumptive: because, a hectic flush.

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