Definition of phrenitic in English:

phrenitic

adjective

Medicine
rare, historical
  • Of, relating to, or of the nature of phrenitis; affected by phrenitis; delirious.

noun

Medicine
rare, historical
  • A person suffering from phrenitis. Also (with the and plural concord): †such people as a class (obsolete). Now historical.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Nicholas Culpeper (1616–1654), physician and astrologer. From post-classical Latin phreniticus, variant of classical Latin phrenēticus frenetic after its ultimate etymon ancient Greek ϕρενιτικός suffering from inflammation of the brain from ϕρενῖτις + -ικός.

Pronunciation

phrenitic

/frɪˈnɪtɪk//frɛˈnɪtɪk/