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erotomania

[ih-roh-tuh-mey-nee-uh, -meyn-yuh, ih-rot-uh-]
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noun Psychiatry.
  1. abnormally strong or persistent sexual desire.
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Origin of erotomania

First recorded in 1870–75; eroto- + -mania
Related formse·ro·to·ma·ni·ac [ih-roh-tuh-mey-nee-ak, ih-rot-uh-] /ɪˌroʊ təˈmeɪ niˌæk, ɪˌrɒt ə-/, noune·ro·to·man·ic [ih-roh-tuh-man-ik, ih-rot-uh-] /ɪˌroʊ təˈmæn ɪk, ɪˌrɒt ə-/, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • Erotomania (satyriasis and nymphomania), or abnormal exaltation of the sexual appetite.

    The Sexual Question

    August Forel


British Dictionary definitions for erotomania

erotomania

noun
  1. abnormally strong sexual desire
  2. a condition in which a person is obsessed with another person and groundlessly believes that person to be in love with him or her
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Derived Formserotomaniac, noun
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erotomania in Medicine

erotomania

(ĭ-rō′tə-mānē-ə, ĭ-rŏt′ə-)
n.
  1. Excessive sexual desire.
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