Meaning of amok

a•mok

Pronunciation: (u-muk', u-mok'), [key]
— n.
  1. (among members of certain Southeast Asian cultures) a psychic disturbance characterized by depression followed by a manic urge to murder.
—adv.
  1. See(def. 1).
—adj.
  1. amuck.
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