Lu"na*tic (?), a. [F. lunatique, L. lunaticus, fr. luna the moon. See Lunar.]


Affected by lunacy; insane; mad.

Lord, have mercy on my son; for he is lunatic. Wyclif (Matt. xvii. 15).


Of or pertaining to, or suitable for, an insane person; evincing lunacy; as, lunatic gibberish; a lunatic asylum.


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Lu"na*tic, n.

A person affected by lunacy; an insane person, esp. one who has lucid intervals; a madman; a person of unsound mind.

The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, Are of imagination all compact. Shak.


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