moonstruck


moonstruck
/moohn"struk'/, adj.
1. mentally deranged, supposedly by the influence of the moon; crazed.
2. dreamily romantic or bemused.
Also, moonstricken /moohn"strik'euhn/.
[1665-75; MOON + STRUCK]

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