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melancholiac

[mel-uh n-koh-lee-ak] /ˌmɛl ənˈkoʊ liˌæk/
adjective
1.
affected with melancholia.
noun
2.
a person who is affected with melancholia.
Origin of melancholiac
1860-1865
1860-65; melancholi(a) + -ac
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n.

1863, from melancholy. Earlier in same sense was melancholian (mid-14c.).

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