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English definition of “mania”

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
(Definition of mania from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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