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An abnormal psychological state that is similar to but milder than mania, characterized by an elevated or agitated mood and commonly occurring in people with bipolar disorder.
hy′po·man′ic (-măn′ĭk) adj.
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(Psychiatry) psychiatry an abnormal condition of extreme excitement, milder than mania but characterized by great optimism and overactivity and often by reckless spending of money
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hy•po•ma•ni•a(ˌhaɪ pəˈmeɪ ni ə, -ˈmeɪn yə)
a mania of low intensity.
hy`po•man′ic (-ˈmæn ɪk) adj., n.
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a mild mania; submania.See also: Manias
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