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cleptomania

[klep-tuh-mey-nee-uh, -meyn-yuh] /ˌklɛp təˈmeɪ ni ə, -ˈmeɪn yə/
noun, Psychology
Origin
< Greek klépt(ein) to steal + -o- + -mania
Related forms
cleptomaniac, noun
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cleptomania

/ˌklɛptəʊˈmeɪnɪə; -ˈmeɪnjə/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of kleptomania
Derived Forms
cleptomaniac, noun
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