kleptomaniac


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klep·to·ma·ni·a

 (klĕp′tə-mā′nē-ə, -mān′yə)
n.
A psychiatric disorder characterized by an irresistible impulse to steal things even though there is no personal or financial need for them.

[Greek kleptein, to steal + -mania.]

klep′to·ma′ni·ac′ (-nē-ăk′) n.
klep′to·ma·ni′a·cal (-mə-nī′ĭ-kəl) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kleptomaniac - someone with an irrational urge to steal in the absence of an economic motive
appropriator - someone who takes for his or her own use (especially without permission)
Translations
kleptomaani
kleptomaankleptomane

kleptomaniac

[ˌkleptəʊˈmeɪnɪæk] Ncleptómano/a m/f

kleptomaniac

[ˌklɛptəʊˈmeɪniæk] nkleptomane m/f

kleptomaniac

nKleptomane m, → Kleptomanin f

kleptomaniac

[ˌklɛptəʊˈmeɪnɪæk] ncleptomane m/f

klep·to·ma·ni·ac

n. cleptómano-a, persona afectada por cleptomanía;
a. rel. a la cleptomanía.
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