demente
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demente(
deh
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mehn
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(out of one's mind)
a. crazy
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Me gusta la comida picante, pero no estoy tan demente como para comerme un chile entero.I like spicy food, I'm not crazy enough to eat an entire chili pepper.
b. mad (United Kingdom)
¡Estás demente! ¡Baja la velocidad o nos estrellaremos!You are mad! Slow down or we'll crash!
2. (medicine)
a. demented
El contrato es nulo porque fue celebrado con una persona demente.The agreement is void because it was signed by a demented person.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(crazy person)
a. lunatic
Hay que ser un demente para entrar a la jaula del león y alimentarlo.You'd have to be a lunatic to go into the lion's cage to feed him.
4. (medicine)
a. mental patient
Uno de los dementes se escapó del hospital psiquiátrico.One of the mental patients escaped from the psychiatric hospital.
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demente
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. mad
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (medicine)
a. mental patient
3. (loco)
a. lunatic
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demente
adjective
mad; demented
lunatic; (Med) mental patient;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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