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mad

(Absurd), adjective absent-minded, anserine, apish, asinine, beguiled, bemused, besotted, brainless, buffoonish, careless, childish, clueless, confused, crackbrained, crazy, credulous, daft, dangerous, dazed, derisible, dizzy, doting, dull-witted, dumb, excessive, extravagant, fatuitous, fatuous, fond, fool, fool headed, foolish, for the birds, fuddled, futile, gaga, giddy, groundless, harebrained, harum-scarum, idiotic, ill-advised, ill-considered, illogical, imbecile, imbecilic, immature, impractical, improper, imprudent, inane, inappropriate, incoherent, incongruous, inconsistent, indiscreet, inept, infatuated, injudicious, insensate, irrational, irresponsible, laughable, light-minded, ludicrous, maudlin, moronic, muddled, nonsensical, perilous, pointless, preposterous, puerile, rambling, rash, reckless, ridiculous, risible, scatterbrained, senseless, sentimental, short-sighted, silly, simple-minded, spastic, stupid, thoughtless, unreasonable, unsafe, unsensible, unsound, unwise, wandering, wet, wild-eyed, witless

mad

(Insane), adjective bereft of reason, deluded, deprived of reason, deranged, idiosyncratic, irrational, lunatic, manic, mentally deficient, non commos mentos, not of a sound mind, reasonless, senseless, unbalanced, unsound

mad

(Irritated), adjective abandoned, amok, angry, annoyed, at the end of one's rope, bellowing, berserk, beeide oneself, blue in the face, carried away, chafed, demoniacal, demonic, displeased, distracted, drive one mad, ecstatic, enrage, enraged, enraptured, fed up, feral, ferocious, fierce, fiery, flaming, flared up, flaring, flushed with anger, frantic, frenzied, frenzy, frothing at the mouth, fulminating, fuming, furious, galled, haggard, howling, hysterical, in a huff, in a transport or ecstasy, in high dudgeon, in hysterics, incensed, indignant, inflamed, infuriate, infuriated, intoxicated, irate, ireful, lash into fury, madden, madding, make one's blood boil, maniac, nettled, orgasmic, orgiastic, out of one's wits, peeved, piqued, possessed, rabid, raging, ranting, raving, ravished, ready to burst, red-hot, riled, roaring, running mad, storming, transported, uncontrollable, up in arms, vexed, violent, white-hot, wild, wild-eyed, work up into a passion, wrathful, wroth
See also: deranged, lunatic, non compos mentis, outrageous, quixotic
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That cow should not have been given feed of the type that transmits mad cow disease - but if it was, it probably wasn't the only one.
Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services calling on the agencies to take stronger steps to protect the American public from mad cow disease and vCJD.
Cases of mad cow disease detected in France have risen dramatically, up from at least 80 so far this year, compared to 31 for the whole of last year.
It is the first time in Japan that a cow with mad cow disease has been found to have been fed with the meat-and-bone meal, officials said.
Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), also called mad cow disease, is a fatal disease of the brain and nervous system in cattle.
A mad cow disease epidemic in Britain in the 1980s is believed to have been caused by animal feed containing remains of scrapie-infected sheep brain.
The government has set up several "firewalls" to keep mad cow disease out.
In January, a candy recall in Poland affected sales of the confection in the United States, while a cattle feed mix-up in Texas was not only the United States' first brush with mad cow disease, but it may have exposed a vulnerability in the safeguards in place to protect U.
Authorities have so far reported ten other cases of mad cow disease - or bovine spongiform encephalopathy - in France this year.
beef products in December after halting the imports two years ago after the discovery of mad cow disease in a Canadian-born cow in Washington state.
The Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry revised a bylaw Friday to ease Japan's blanket testing of cows for mad cow disease starting Aug.
The United States on May 21 placed its farms, feedlots and meat plants under scrutiny, searching yet again for any weak spots that could allow mad cow disease to spread to the country.