Definitions for: Frazzle

[n] (informal) a state of extreme exhaustion; "he was worn to a frazzle"
[v] exhaust physically or emotionally; "She was frazzled after the visit of her in-laws"
[v] wear away by rubbing; "The friction frayed the sleeve"

Webster (1913) Definition: Fraz"zle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Frazzled; p. pr. & vb.
n. Frazzling.] [Cf. G. faseln, and E. fray.]
To fray; to wear or pull into tatters or tag ends; to tatter;
-- used literally and figuratively. [Prov. Eng. & U. S.]

Her hair was of a reddish gray color, and its frazzled
and tangled condition suggested that the woman had
recently passed through a period of extreme excitement.
--J. C.

Fraz"zle, n.
The act or result of frazzling; the condition or quality of
being frazzled; the tag end; a frayed-out end. [Prov. Eng. &
U. S.]

My fingers are all scratched to frazzles. --Kipling.

Gordon had sent word to Lee that he ``had fought his
corps to a frazzle.'' --Nicolay &
Hay (Life of

Synonyms: fray

See Also: beat, break, bust, exhaust, exhaustion, fall apart, tucker, tucker out, wash up, wear, wear out

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