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madden

[mad-n] /ˈmæd n/
verb (used with object)
1.
to anger or infuriate:
The delays maddened her.
2.
to make insane.
verb (used without object)
3.
to become mad; act as if mad; rage.
Origin
1725-1735
1725-35; mad + -en1
Related forms
unmaddened, adjective
Synonyms
1. provoke, enrage, anger, inflame; exasperate, irritate, vex, annoy.
Antonyms
1. calm, mollify.
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British Dictionary definitions for madden

madden

/ˈmædən/
verb
1.
to make or become mad or angry
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Word Origin and History for madden
v.

"to drive to distraction," 1822; earlier "to be mad" (1735), from mad (adj.) + -en (1). Related: Maddened; maddening. The earlier verb was simply mad (early 14c., intransitive; late 14c., transitive), from the adjective.

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