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logorrhea

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noun log·or·rhea \ˌlȯ-gə-ˈrē-ə, ˌlä-\

Definition of logorrhea

  1. :  excessive and often incoherent talkativeness or wordiness

log·or·rhe·ic play \-ˈrē-ik\ adjective


Examples of logorrhea

  1. <the article suffers from the logorrhea that infects so much academic writing>



Origin of logorrhea

New Latin


First Known Use: circa 1892


Medical Dictionary

logorrhea

noun log·or·rhea

Medical Definition of logorrhea

  1. :  pathologically excessive and often incoherent talkativeness or wordiness that is characteristic especially of the manic phase of bipolar disorder

  2. log·or·rhe·ic or chiefly British log·or·rhoe·ic \-ˈrē-ik\play adjective



Variants of logorrhea

or chiefly British log·or·rhoea \ˌlȯg-ə-ˈrē-ə, ˌläg-\play

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