Definitions for hecticˈhɛk tɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hec•ticˈhɛk tɪk(adj.)

  1. characterized by confused or hurried activity.

  2. of or designating a fevered condition, as in tuberculosis, attended by flushed cheeks, hot skin, and emaciation.

    Category: Pathology

  3. affected with such fever; consumptive.

    Category: Pathology

  4. flushed; red.

Origin of hectic:

1350–1400; ME etyk < MF < LL hecticus < Gk hektikós habitual, consumptive, adj. corresponding to héxis habit, state; see cachexia , -tic

hec′ti•cal•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. feverish, hectic(adj)

    marked by intense agitation or emotion

    "worked at a feverish pace"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. hectic(adjective)ˈhɛk tɪk

    too busy or full of activity

    a hectic day at work; The family's schedule is hectic.

Wiktionary

  1. hectic(Noun)

    A hectic fever.

  2. hectic(Noun)

    A flush like one produced by such a fever.

  3. hectic(Adjective)

    Of a fever, pertaining to bodily reactions characterised by flushed or dry skin.

  4. hectic(Adjective)

    Very busy with activity and confusion; feverish.

    The city center is so hectic at 8 in the morning that I go to work an hour beforehand to avoid the crowds

  5. Origin: From etique, from *, from έκτικός, from έξις, from έξειν.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hectic(adj)

    habitual; constitutional; pertaining especially to slow waste of animal tissue, as in consumption; as, a hectic type in disease; a hectic flush

  2. Hectic(adj)

    in a hectic condition; having hectic fever; consumptive; as, a hectic patient

  3. Hectic(noun)

    hectic fever

  4. Hectic(noun)

    a hectic flush


Translations for hectic

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

hectic(adjective)

very busy; rushed

Life is hectic these days.

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