nymphomania


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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.

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

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.

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
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nymphomania - abnormally intense sexual desire in women
concupiscence, physical attraction, sexual desire, eros - a desire for sexual intimacy
Translations

nymphomania

[ˌnɪmfəʊˈmeɪnɪə] Nninfomanía f

nymphomania

nNymphomanie f

nymphomania

[ˌnɪmfəʊˈmeɪnɪə] nninfomania

nym·pho·ma·ni·a

n. ninfomanía, fuego uterino, deseo sexual mórbido en la mujer.
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