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kleptomania

noun [U] uk   /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 illness
kleptomaniac
noun [C] uk   us   /-æk/
Translations of “kleptomania”
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指並無需要或目的的)偷竊狂,盜竊癖…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指并无需要或目的的)偷窃狂,盗窃癖…
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