Simple Definition of mania
: mental illness in which a person becomes very emotional or excited
: extreme enthusiasm for something that is usually shared by many people
Full Definition of mania
Examples of mania in a sentence
She would typically experience a period of mania and then suddenly become deeply depressed.
The entire city has been gripped by baseball mania.
Origin and Etymology of mania
Middle English, from Late Latin, from Greek, from mainesthai to be mad; akin to Greek menos spirit — more at mind
First Known Use: 14th century
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Definition of mania for Students
: extreme enthusiasm <sports mania>
Medical Definition of mania
: excitement of psychotic proportions manifested by mental and physical hyperactivity, disorganization of behavior, and elevation of mood; specifically : the manic phase of bipolar disorder
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