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ma•ni•a



Pronunciation: (mā'nē-u, mān'yu), [key]
n.
1. excessive excitement or enthusiasm; craze: The country has a mania for soccer.
2. Psychiatry.See manic disorder.

Ma•ni•a



Pronunciation: (mā'nē-u, mān'yu), [key]
n.
an ancient Roman goddess of the dead.

-mania




a combining form of mania (megalomania); extended to mean “enthusiasm, often of an extreme and transient nature,” for that specified by the initial element (bibliomania).

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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