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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.nymphomaniacal - (used of women) affected with excessive sexual desire
psychoneurotic, neurotic - affected with emotional disorder
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