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lu·na·tic

(lū'nă-tik),
Obsolete term for a mentally ill person.
[see lunacy]
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lunatic

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A term obsolete in the working medical parlance for a mentally deranged person.
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lunatic

(lu'na-tik) [L. luna, moon]
An obsolete term for a person with an unsound mind.
See: lunacy
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But just as the tempo of lunatic Islamist attacks increases, so too will the attacks on innocent Muslims in Britain.
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