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kleptomania

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noun klep·to·ma·nia \ˌklep-tə-ˈmā-nē-ə, -nyə\

Simple Definition of kleptomania

  • : a mental illness in which you have a strong desire to steal things

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of kleptomania

  1. :  a persistent neurotic impulse to steal especially without economic motive

Origin and Etymology of kleptomania

New Latin


First Known Use: 1830


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kleptomania

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noun klep·to·ma·nia \ˌklep-tə-ˈmā-nē-ə, -nyə\

Medical Definition of kleptomania

  1. :  a persistent neurotic impulse to steal especially without economic motive




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