nymphomania

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nym·pho·ma·ni·a

 (nĭm′fə-mā′nē-ə, -mān′yə)
n.
Unrestrained sexual behavior by a woman.

[New Latin : nymphae, labia minora (from pl. of Latin nympha, nymph; see nymph) + -mania.]

nym′pho·ma′ni·ac′ (-nē-ăk′) adj. & n.
nym′pho·ma·ni′a·cal (-mə-nī′ə-kəl) adj.

nymphomania

(ˌnɪmfəˈmeɪnɪə)
n
(Psychiatry) a neurotic condition in women in which the symptoms are a compulsion to have sexual intercourse with as many men as possible and an inability to have lasting relationships with them. Compare satyriasis
[C18: New Latin, from Greek numphē nymph + -mania]
ˌnymphoˈmaniac n, adj
nymphomaniacal adj

nym•pho•ma•ni•a

(ˌnɪm fəˈmeɪ ni ə, -ˈmeɪn yə)

n.
abnormal, uncontrollable sexual desire in a female. Compare satyriasis.
[1790–1800; < Greek nympho- (see nymph, -o-) + -mania]
nym`pho•ma′ni•ac` (-ˈmeɪ niˌæk) n., adj.
nym`pho•ma•ni′a•cal (-məˈnaɪ ə kəl) adj.

nymphomania

Pathology. an excessive sexual desire in a female. Also called andromania, hysteromania, oestromania, uteromania. Cf. satyriasis. — nymphomaniac, n., adj. — nymphomaniacal, adj.
See also: Sex
in a woman, a mania for frequent, continued sexual inter-course. Also called oestromania. Cf. satyromania.
See also: Manias
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nymphomania - abnormally intense sexual desire in women
concupiscence, physical attraction, sexual desire, eros - a desire for sexual intimacy
Translations

nymphomania

[ˌnɪmfəʊˈmeɪnɪə] Nninfomanía f

nymphomania

nNymphomanie f

nymphomania

[ˌnɪmfəʊˈmeɪnɪə] nninfomania

nym·pho·ma·ni·a

n. ninfomanía, fuego uterino, deseo sexual mórbido en la mujer.
References in periodicals archive ?
Investigating the term "Nymphomania" is particularly important because this is a term with a history of changes: "Nymphomania" became preferred over the earlier term Furor Uterinus in the nineteenth century and continued its legacy into the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
Thus, Nymphomania perhaps originally was a translation and transposition of Furor Uterinus, the madness of the uterus, shifting the physiological site of genital madness and translating Latin into Greek.
These "weaknesses" have gone by various designations over several centuries: furor uterinus or hysteria, chlorosis or "green-sickness," "vapors," "nerves" and, finally, pre-menstrual syndrome, the most recent of the debilitating female ailments.