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Definition of rabid adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[usually before noun] (disapproving) (of a type of person) having very strong feelings about something and acting in an unacceptable way rabid right-wing fanatics the rabid tabloid press
  2. 2[usually before noun] (disapproving) (of feelings or opinions) violent or extreme rabid speculation
  3. 3suffering from rabies a rabid dog
adverb She is as rabidly anti-smoking as only a recently cured addict can be.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: rabid