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[in-fuh-mey-nee-uh, ‐foh‐]
  1. excessive enthusiasm for acquiring knowledge.
  2. Digital Technology.
    1. an obsessive need to constantly check emails, social media websites, online news, etc.: The fear of being out of the loop, not in the know, fuels infomania, especially among teens.
    2. the effects of this obsession, especially a decline in the ability to concentrate: She attributes her increasingly poor “life management skills” to infomania.
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noun informal
  1. an obsessive need or desire for factual information
  2. an obsession with keeping up to date with one's emails, text messages, etc
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Word Origin

C20: from info 1 + -mania
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