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nym·pho·ma·ni·a

 (nĭm′fə-mā′nē-ə, -mān′yə)
n.
Unrestrained sexual behavior by a woman.

[New Latin : nymphae, labia minora (from pl. of Latin nympha, nymph; see nymph) + -mania.]

nym′pho·ma′ni·ac′ (-nē-ăk′) adj. & n.
nym′pho·ma·ni′a·cal (-mə-nī′ə-kəl) adj.
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nymphomania

(ˌnɪmfəˈmeɪnɪə)
n
(Psychiatry) a neurotic condition in women in which the symptoms are a compulsion to have sexual intercourse with as many men as possible and an inability to have lasting relationships with them. Compare satyriasis
[C18: New Latin, from Greek numphē nymph + -mania]
ˌnymphoˈmaniac n, adj
nymphomaniacal adj
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nym•pho•ma•ni•a

(ˌnɪm fəˈmeɪ ni ə, -ˈmeɪn yə)

n.
abnormal, uncontrollable sexual desire in a female. Compare satyriasis.
[1790–1800; < Greek nympho- (see nymph, -o-) + -mania]
nym`pho•ma′ni•ac` (-ˈmeɪ niˌæk) n., adj.
nym`pho•ma•ni′a•cal (-məˈnaɪ ə kəl) adj.
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nymphomania

Pathology. an excessive sexual desire in a female. Also called andromania, hysteromania, oestromania, uteromania. Cf. satyriasis. — nymphomaniac, n., adj. — nymphomaniacal, adj.
See also: Sex
in a woman, a mania for frequent, continued sexual inter-course. Also called oestromania. Cf. satyromania.
See also: Manias
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nymphomania - abnormally intense sexual desire in women
concupiscence, physical attraction, sexual desire, eros - a desire for sexual intimacy
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Translations

nymphomania

[ˌnɪmfəʊˈmeɪnɪə] Nninfomanía f
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nymphomania

nNymphomanie f
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nymphomania

[ˌnɪmfəʊˈmeɪnɪə] nninfomania
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nym·pho·ma·ni·a

n. ninfomanía, fuego uterino, deseo sexual mórbido en la mujer.
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The vampire of literature is often interpreted as a symbol of forbidden desire, such as homosexuality or nymphomania (Dyer 47-72; Hapuli 113-31).
Such symptoms included nymphomania domestic troubles, religious fantasy, overwork, suppressed menses, and childbirth.
What does it do: Camphor was the classical treatment for cholera and was also used by the ancients to suppress sexual excitability, namely priapism and nymphomania. It was once worn around the neck in muslin bags by the nobility to ward off harmful miasmas arising from the peasantry.
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This goddess verges on nymphomania as she hits on Adonis who arrives in splendid style on a gorgeous horse, which canters around the stage held aloft by the pupeteers dressed in black (yet showing their faces which I found mildly distracting).
Even theologians have to a great extent forgotten the terrible influence, in times past, of demonic agencies, and, if they do not absolutely reject the instances recorded in the Bible, they are disposed to treat all other cases as humbuggery, knavery, deception, or to class them with epilepsy, insanity, hallucination, and other diseases to which we are subject, and to dismiss them, when they cannot be denied, with the physicians, under the heads of mania, monomania, nymphomania, demonopathy, &c.
Representations of women are also the theme of Isabella Luta's "Nymphs and Nymphomania: Mythological medicine and classical nudity in nineteenth-century Britain", which investigates the epistemological development of the terms "nymph" and "Nymphomania".
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Later, Antichrist and Nymphomania (1 and 2) were sexually graphic.
In these moments, the male terror of female sexuality transforms the female body into a fragile vessel "waiting," as Mr Compson suggests, "for a touch to" unleash an internal filth (SF 128), a black liquid that is associated equally in Faulkner's mature work with menstruation and its dark twin, nymphomania. Thus, even as Patricia's bloodied and muddied body anticipates Caddy's famous muddy drawers in The Sound and the Fury, and all their menstrual implications, her tortured "ecstasy" under the mosquitoes' sting also stages a curious rehearsal of Temple Drake's sexual mania in the aftermath of her violation, particularly how she will "writh[e] her loins" against her solicited lover/rapist, Red, telling him, in language that echoes Patricia's own plea to David, "I'm on fire.