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erotomania

[ ih-roh-tuh-mey-nee-uh, -meyn-yuh, ih-rot-uh- ]
/ ɪˌroʊ təˈmeɪ ni ə, -ˈmeɪn yə, ɪˌrɒt ə- /
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noun Psychiatry.

abnormally strong or persistent sexual desire.

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Origin of erotomania

First recorded in 1870–75; eroto- + -mania

OTHER WORDS FROM erotomania

e·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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How to use erotomania in a sentence

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

    The Sexual Question|August Forel
  • In Spain and Italy, religious melancholy, and that most vexatious species of insanity called erotomania, are the more common.

    Curiosities of Medical Experience|J. G. (John Gideon) Millingen
  • Ulrich von Lichtenstein, in the thirteenth century, is the typical example of this chivalrous erotomania.

British Dictionary definitions for erotomania

erotomania
/ (ɪˌrɒtəʊˈmeɪnɪə) /

noun

abnormally strong sexual desire
a condition in which a person is obsessed with another person and groundlessly believes that person to be in love with him or her

Derived forms of erotomania

erotomaniac, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for erotomania

erotomania
[ ĭ-rō′tə-mānē-ə, ĭ-rŏt′ə- ]

n.

Excessive sexual desire.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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