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"mania" in British English

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manianoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈmeɪ.ni.ə/
disapproving a very ​stronginterest in something that ​fills a person's ​mind or uses up all ​theirtime: So why ​yoursudden mania forexercise? The ​articledescribes the religious mania that is ​sweeping the US

-maniasuffix

uk   us   /-meɪ.ni.ə/
(Definition of mania from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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manianoun

 us   /ˈmeɪ·ni·ə/
  • mania noun (STRONG INTEREST)

[C] a ​unusuallystrong and ​continuinginterest in an ​activity or ​subject: He was ​surprised by his wife’s ​sudden mania for ​exercise.
  • mania noun (MENTAL ILLNESS)

[U] medical a ​mentalillness that ​causes a ​person to be in a ​state of ​extremephysical and ​mentalactivity
(Definition of mania from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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