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erotomania

[ih-roh-tuh-mey-nee-uh, -meyn-yuh, ih-rot-uh-] /ɪˌroʊ təˈmeɪ ni ə, -ˈmeɪn yə, ɪˌrɒt ə-/
noun, Psychiatry.
1.
abnormally strong or persistent sexual desire.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; eroto- + -mania
Related forms
erotomaniac
[ih-roh-tuh-mey-nee-ak, ih-rot-uh-] /ɪˌroʊ təˈmeɪ niˌæk, ɪˌrɒt ə-/ (Show IPA),
noun
erotomanic
[ih-roh-tuh-man-ik, ih-rot-uh-] /ɪˌroʊ təˈmæn ɪk, ɪˌrɒt ə-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for erotomaniac

erotomania

/ɪˌrɒtəʊˈmeɪnɪə/
noun
1.
abnormally strong sexual desire
2.
a condition in which a person is obsessed with another person and groundlessly believes that person to be in love with him or her
Derived Forms
erotomaniac, noun
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Contemporary definitions for erotomaniac
noun

a person who suffers from erotomania

Word Origin

Greek eros 'love'

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Word Origin and History for erotomaniac
n.

"one driven mad by passionate love" (sometimes also used in the sense of "nymphomaniac"), 1858, from erotomania (1813, defined then as "Desperate love; sentimentalism producing morbid feelings"), from comb. form of erotic + mania.

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erotomaniac in Medicine

erotomania e·ro·to·ma·ni·a (ĭ-rō'tə-mā'nē-ə, ĭ-rŏt'ə-)
n.
Excessive sexual desire.

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