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English definition of “madden”


verb [T]     /ˈmæd.ən/
to make someone very angry or annoyed : It maddens me to see how unfairly Jon has been treated .Causing feelings of anger and displeasure maddened     /-ənd/ adjective literary He was standing in the path of the maddened bull .Of unsound mindStupid and silly
(Definition of madden verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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