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mania

noun  /ˈmeɪ·ni·ə/ us  

mania noun (STRONG INTEREST)

[C] a unusually strong and continuing interest in an activity or subject: He was surprised by his wife’s sudden mania for exercise.

mania noun (MENTAL ILLNESS)

[U] medical a mental illness that causes a person to be in a state of extreme physical and mental activity
Translations of “mania”
in Korean -광…
in Arabic هَوس بـِ…
in French manie…
in Turkish delicesine tutkunluk, düşkünlük, merak…
in Italian mania…
in Chinese (Traditional) 強烈的興趣, 狂熱, 熱衷…
in Russian мания, увлечение…
in Polish mania…
in Spanish manía, obsesión…
in Portuguese mania…
in German die Manie, der Fimmel…
in Catalan mania, obsessió…
in Japanese 熱狂…
in Chinese (Simplified) 强烈的兴趣, 狂热, 热衷…
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