erotomania


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e·ro·to·ma·ni·a

 (ĭ-rō′tə-mā′nē-ə, ĭ-rŏt′ə-)
n.
1. Excessive sexual desire.
2. Psychiatry A delusional, romantic preoccupation with another person, often a public figure.

[Greek erōtomaniā : erōs, erōt-, sexual love + -maniā, -mania.]

e·ro′to·ma′ni·ac′ (-mā′nē-ăk′) n.
e·ro′to·ma·ni′a·cal (-mə-nī′ə-kəl) adj.

erotomania

(ɪˌrɒtəʊˈmeɪnɪə)
n
1. (Psychology) abnormally strong sexual desire
2. (Psychology) a condition in which a person is obsessed with another person and groundlessly believes that person to be in love with him or her
eˌrotoˈmaniac n

e•ro•to•ma•ni•a

(ɪˌroʊ təˈmeɪ ni ə, ɪˌrɒt ə-)

n.
1. abnormally strong or persistent sexual desire.
2. obsession with sexual thoughts.
[1870–75]
e•ro`to•ma′ni•ac`, n.
e•ro`to•man′ic (-ˈmæn ɪk) adj.

erotomania

abnormal or uncontrollable sexual desire. — erotomaniac, n., adj.
See also: Sex
an excessive propensity for sexual desire.
See also: Manias
Translations

erotomania

[ɪˌrɒtəʊˈmeɪnɪə] Nerotomanía f
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