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 (sā′tə-rī′ə-sĭs, săt′ə-)
Unrestrained sexual behavior by a man.

[Late Latin satyriāsis, from Greek saturiāsis, from saturos, satyr.]


(Psychiatry) a neurotic condition in men in which the symptoms are a compulsion to have sexual intercourse with as many women as possible and an inability to have lasting relationships with them. Compare nymphomania
[C17: via New Latin from Greek saturiasis; see satyr, -iasis]


(ˌseɪ təˈraɪ ə sɪs, ˌsæt ə-)

abnormal, uncontrollable sexual desire in a male.
[1620–30; < New Latin < Greek satyríāsis]


Pathology. an abnormal, uncontrollable sexual desire in men. Also called gynecomania, satyrism, satyromania. Cf. nymphomania. — satyr, n. — satyric, adj.
See also: Sex
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.satyriasis - abnormally intense sexual desire in men
concupiscence, physical attraction, sexual desire, eros - a desire for sexual intimacy
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