HEC'TICAL, a. [Gr. habit of body, to have.] Habitual; denoting a slow, continual fever, marked by preternatural, though remitting heat, which precedes and accompanies the consumption or phthisis; as a hectic fever.

1. Affected with hectic fevers; as a hectic patient.

2. Troubled with a morbid heat.

No hectic student scares the gentle maid.