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Topic: PSYCHOLOGY, PSYCHIATRY

Date: 1500-1600
Origin: craze 'to make crazy' (15-19 centuries), from craze 'to crack, crush' (14-20 centuries), from a Scandinavian language

crazed

adjective
     
crazed
MP behaving in a wild and uncontrolled way like someone who is mentally ill
crazed with grief/pain/fear etc
He was crazed with grief after the death of his mother.
The old woman had a crazed expression on her face.
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