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cleptomania

[ klep-tuh-mey-nee-uh, -meyn-yuh ]
/ ˌklɛp təˈmeɪ ni ə, -ˈmeɪn yə /
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Origin of cleptomania

<Greek klépt(ein) to steal + -o- + -mania

OTHER WORDS FROM cleptomania

clep·to·ma·ni·ac, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for cleptomania

cleptomania
/ (ˌklɛptəʊˈmeɪnɪə, -ˈmeɪnjə) /

noun
a variant spelling of kleptomania

Derived forms of cleptomania

cleptomaniac, noun
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