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English definition of “mania”


noun [C or U] (MENTAL ILLNESS)    /ˈmeɪ.ni.ə/
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.Continually thinking aboutMental and psychiatric disorders specialized psychology a state of extreme physical and mental activity, often involving a loss of judgment and periods of euphoriaContinually thinking aboutMental and psychiatric disorders
(Definition of mania noun (MENTAL ILLNESS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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