nympholeptic


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nym·pho·lep·sy

 (nĭm′fə-lĕp′sē)
n. pl. nym·pho·lep·sies
1. A frenzy supposed by ancient peoples to have been induced by nymphs.
2. An emotional frenzy.

[From nympholept.]

nym′pho·lep′tic (-lĕp′tĭk) adj.
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Moreover, while Delores uses Humbert for money, he in turn uses her to gratify his nympholeptic obsession.
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I might, however, be willing to read Prufrock as a nympholeptic parody of Alastor.