kleptomania Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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kleptomanianoun [U]

uk   /ˌklep.təˈmeɪ.ni.ə/  us   /-toʊ-/
a very ​strongwish to ​steal that you cannot ​control, ​especially without any need or ​purpose, usually ​considered to be a ​type of ​mentalillness
noun [C] uk   us   /-æk/
(Definition of kleptomania from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指并无需要或目的的)偷窃狂,盗窃癖…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指並無需要或目的的)偷竊狂,盜竊癖…
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