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English definition of “kleptomania”

kleptomania

noun [U]     /ˌklep.təˈmeɪ.ni.ə/ US  /-toʊ-/
a very strong wish to steal that you cannot control, especially without any need or purpose, usually considered to be a type of mental illnessStealingMental and psychiatric disorders kleptomaniac     /-æk/ noun [C] Mental and psychiatric disordersMiscellaneous criminals
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