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Today's word is:
verb [ with obj. ] (usu. as adj. frazzled)
Cause to feel completely exhausted; wear out: a frazzled parent.
- Fray: change the skirt if it gets frazzled | figurative : it's enough to frazzle the nerves.
noun (a frazzle)
The state of being completely exhausted or worn out: I'm tired, worn to a frazzle .
ORIGIN: early 19th cent. (originally dialect): perhaps a blend of fray1 and obsolete fazle 'ravel out,' of Germanic origin.