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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).

Enrage, v. [e.m.E. (1502), OF. enrager.]

1. tr. To make furious or savage. 1513 Doug. iv. vii. 5.
Dydo … all enragyt thir wordis gan furth braid
Ib. xiii. v. 20.
Half deill enragit, … in ruschis he Amyd the rowt
1533 Bell. Livy II. 198/35.
The place and hichtis quhare thai duell has made thame sa enragit and wylde

2. intr. To become furious; to act fiercely. 1533 Boece ii. xi. 80.
Britons … had never enraged apon oure landis be depopulacioun & hereschip gif thareto … we had nocht preparit the way
Ib. vi. x. 206 b.
This schrewit tyran … visit fellony apoun Scottis nobillis … enragein contrare all that obeyit the name of Scottis
1533 Bell. Livy II. 205/2.
The Gaulis … began to enrage and birne in ire
1581 Hamilton Cath. Tr. 15 b.
Sa euerie ane of thame … enragis aganis Christis haly kirk

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