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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hectic  \Hec"tic\,  a.  [F.  hectique  Gr  ?  habitual,  consumptive, 
  fr  ?  habit,  a  habit  of  body  or  mind,  fr  ?  to  have  akin  to 
  Skr.  sah  to  overpower,  endure;  cf  AS  sige,  sigor,  victory, 
  G.  sieg,  Goth.  sigis.  Cf  {Scheme}.] 
  1.  Habitual;  constitutional;  pertaining  especially  to  slow 
  waste  of  animal  tissue,  as  in  consumption;  as  a  hectic 
  type  in  disease;  a  hectic  flush. 
 
  2.  In  a  hectic  condition;  having  hectic  fever;  consumptive; 
  as  a  hectic  patient. 
 
  {Hectic  fever}  (Med.),  a  fever  of  irritation  and  debility, 
  occurring  usually  at  a  advanced  stage  of  exhausting 
  disease,  as  a  in  pulmonary  consumption. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hectic  \Hec"tic\,  n. 
  1.  (Med.)  Hectic  fever. 
 
  2.  A  hectic  flush. 
 
  It  is  no  living  hue,  but  a  strange  hectic.  --Byron. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hectic 
  adj  :  marked  by  intense  agitation  or  emotion;  "worked  at  a 
  feverish  pace"  [syn:  {feverish}] 




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