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From Old French etique, from Medieval Latin *hecticus, from Ancient Greek ??????? (hektikós, “habitual, hectic, consumptive”), from ???? (héxis, “a state or habit of body or of mind, condition”), from ????? (ékhein, “to have, hold, intransitive be in a certain state”).
- (obsolete) Pertaining to bodily reactions characterised by flushed or dry skin.
- Very busy with activity and confusion; feverish.
hectic (plural hectics)