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mania

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈmeɪ.ni.ə/ us  

mania noun [C or U] (STRONG INTEREST)

disapproving a very strong interest in something that fills a person's mind or uses up all their time: So why your sudden mania for exercise? The article describes the religious mania that is sweeping the US

mania noun [C or U] (MENTAL ILLNESS)

a state in which someone directs all their attention to one particular thing: Van Gogh suffered from acute persecution mania. She's always cleaning - it's like a mania with her. specialized psychology a state of extreme physical and mental activity, often involving a loss of judgment and periods of euphoria
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…
(Definition of mania noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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