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

noun Psychiatry.

abnormally strong or persistent sexual desire.

Origin of erotomania

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

Related forms

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for erotomaniac


/ (ɪˌrɒtəʊˈmeɪnɪə) /


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

erotomaniac, noun
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Medicine definitions for erotomaniac


[ ĭ-rō′tə-mānē-ə, ĭ-rŏt′ə- ]


Excessive sexual desire.
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