crazed

[kreyzd]
adjective
1.
insane; demented.
2.
suffering loss of emotional control: crazed with fear.
3.
(of a ceramic object) having small cracks in the glaze.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English. See craze, -ed2

crazedly [krey-zid-lee] , adverb
half-crazed, adjective
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craze

[kreyz] ,
verb (used with object), crazed, crazing.
1.
to derange or impair the mind of; make insane: He was crazed by jealousy.
2.
to make small cracks on the surface of (a ceramic glaze, paint, or the like); crackle.
3.
British Dialect. to crack.
4.
Archaic. to weaken; impair: to craze one's health.
5.
Obsolete. to break; shatter.
verb (used without object), crazed, crazing.
6.
to become insane; go mad.
7.
to become minutely cracked, as a ceramic glaze; crackle.
8.
Metallurgy.
a.
(of a case-hardened object) to develop reticulated surface markings; worm.
b.
(of an ingot) to develop an alligator skin as a result of being teemed into an old and worn mold.
9.
Archaic. to fall to pieces; break.
noun
10.
a popular or widespread fad, fashion, etc.; mania: the newest dance craze.
11.
insanity; an insane condition.
12.
a minute crack or pattern of cracks in the glaze of a ceramic object.
13.
Obsolete. flaw; defect.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English crasen to crush < Scandinavian; compare Swedish, Norwegian krasa to shatter, crush


10. vogue, mode.
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craze (kreɪz)
 
n
1.  a short-lived current fashion
2.  a wild or exaggerated enthusiasm: a craze for chestnuts
3.  mental disturbance; insanity
 
vb
4.  to make or become mad
5.  ceramics, metallurgy to develop or cause to develop a fine network of cracks
6.  archaic, dialect or (Brit) (tr) to break
7.  archaic (tr) to weaken
 
[C14 (in the sense: to break, shatter): probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Swedish krasa to shatter, ultimately of imitative origin]

crazed (kreɪzd)
 
adj
1.  driven insane
2.  (of porcelain or pottery) having a fine network of cracks in the glaze

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Word Origin & History

craze
mid-14c., probably from O.N. *krasa "shatter," perhaps via an O.Fr. form. Originally "to shatter;" now-obsolete metaphoric use for "break down in health" (late 15c.) led to noun sense of "mental breakdown." Extension to "mania, fad," is first recorded 1813. Original sense preserved in crazy quilt pattern.
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Example sentences
The crazed fortune hunters who created this place left their ships to rot in
  the harbor on their way to the gold in the hills.
The manic phases and crazed binges are all behind you.
In the midst of a hectic and crazed day, a few moments of taking care of
  yourself can be calming.
They filled my comments sections with crazed invective.
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