bibliomania


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bib·li·o·ma·ni·a

 (bĭb′lē-ə-mā′nē-ə, -mān′yə)
n.
An exaggerated preoccupation with the acquisition and ownership of books.

bib′li·o·ma′ni·ac′ (-ăk′) n.
bib′li·o·ma·ni′a·cal (-mə-nī′ə-kəl) adj.

bibliomania

(ˌbɪblɪəʊˈmeɪnɪə)
n
(Psychology) extreme fondness for books
ˌbiblioˈmaniˌac n, adj

bib•li•o•ma•ni•a

(ˌbɪb li oʊˈmeɪ ni ə, -ˈmeɪn yə)

n.
powerful enthusiasm for collecting books.
[1725–35; < French bibliomanie; see biblio-, -mania]
bib`li•o•ma′ni•ac, n.
bib`li•o•ma•ni′a•cal (-məˈnaɪ ə kəl) adj.

bibliomania

an excessive fondness for acquiring and possessing books. — bibliomaniac, n.bibliomaniacal, adj.
See also: Books
an excessive fondness for acquiring and possessing books.
See also: Manias
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bibliomania - preoccupation with the acquisition and possession of booksbibliomania - preoccupation with the acquisition and possession of books
acquisitiveness - strong desire to acquire and possess
Translations

bibliomania

[ˌbɪblɪəʊˈmeɪnɪə] Nbibliomanía f

bibliomania

nBibliomanie f
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Theories of Reading: Books, Bodies and Bibliomania.
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