- a combining form of mania (megalomania); extended to mean “enthusiasm, often of an extreme and transient nature,” for that specified by the initial element (bibliomania).
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- indicating extreme desire or pleasure of a specified kind or an abnormal excitement aroused by somethingkleptomania; nymphomania; pyromania
Word Origin for -mania
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- An abnormal compulsion or an extreme love for:pyromania.
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