Etymology
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madden (v.)

"to drive to distraction, make crazy" (transitive), 1822; earlier in intransitive sense "to be or become mad" (1735), from mad (adj.) + -en (1). Related: Maddened; maddening. The earlier verb was simply mad (14c.), from the adjective.

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Definitions of madden

madden (v.)
cause to go crazy; cause to lose one's mind;
Synonyms: craze
madden (v.)
drive up the wall; go on someone's nerves;
madden (v.)
make mad;
His behavior is maddening
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