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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Berserk  \Ber"serk\,  Berserker  \Ber"serk*er\,  n.  [Icel. 
  berserkr.] 
  1.  (Scand.  Myth.)  One  of  a  class  of  legendary  heroes,  who 
  fought  frenzied  by  intoxicating  liquors,  and  naked, 
  regardless  of  wounds.  --Longfellow. 
 
  2.  One  who  fights  as  if  frenzied,  like  a  Berserker. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  berserk 
  adj  :  in  a  murderous  frenzy  as  if  possessed  by  a  demon;  "the 
  soldier  was  completely  amuck";  "berserk  with  grief";  "a 
  berserk  worker  smashing  windows"  [syn:  {amuck},  {amok}, 
  {demoniac},  {demoniacal},  {possessed(p)}] 




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