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melancholia

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noun mel·an·cho·lia \ˌme-lən-ˈkō-lē-ə\

Simple Definition of melancholia

  • : a feeling of sadness and depression

Full Definition of melancholia

  1. :  a mental condition and especially a manic-depressive condition characterized by extreme depression, bodily complaints, and often hallucinations and delusions

mel·an·cho·li·ac play \-lē-ˌak\ noun

Origin of melancholia

New Latin, from Late Latin, melancholy


First Known Use: 1607


Medical Dictionary

melancholia

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noun mel·an·cho·lia \ˌmel-ən-ˈkō-lē-ə\

Medical Definition of melancholia

  1. :  a mental condition and especially a manic-depressive condition characterized by extreme depression, bodily complaints, and often hallucinations and delusions





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