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mad

(mad), This imprecise and outmoded word is best avoided in medical speech and writing. Negative or pejorative connotations may render it offensive in some contexts. A nonmedical, pejorative term for:
1. Rabid.
2. Mentally ill; insane.
[A.S. gemād]

MAD

abbreviation for multiple autoimmune disorder.

mad

Medspeak-UK
An antiquated term, now used colloquially, for insane or mentally ill. It should not be used in a professional context, as it bears an offensive and pejorative overtone.

Vox populi-US
(1) Angry.
(2) Rabid, frenetic.

MAD

Abbreviation for:
multiple anomalous dispersion

mad

1. Not rational.
2. Angry.
3. Rash, foolish, frantic.
4. Suffering from infection with rabies.
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Charlie's fun hits a snag when he falls madly in love with accident-prone Cam (Alba).
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and charm mere mortals into falling madly in love with her.
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He concludes: "We are called to settle for nothing less than a passionate love affair with God and with life, embracing God and the creation through which God shimmers, living madly in the fantasy that this universe is not purposeless, but that we are called toward the drama and pain of life and love lived to the fullest.
A NEW kind of mobile phone has 40 animal and bird noises you can download, so now you can travel on the train and irritate people with the sound of hyenas, cuckoos or any other madly infuriating racket.
Yet honeybees regulate temperatures for their offspring by carrying water to the hive and cooling it through evaporation or by madly flexing their muscles to generate heat.
Provincial towns are being torn up for new construction and many Portuguese have shiny new cars in which to impersonate Mr Toad as they race around madly honking on brandnew roads.
We fell madly in love with Jackie's game, and we have no idea how she (and Iverson, too, for that matter) can play it for 38 or 40 minutes.