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melancholia

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

: a feeling of sadness and depression

Full Definition of MELANCHOLIA

:  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 \-lē-ˌak\ noun

Origin of MELANCHOLIA

New Latin, from Late Latin, melancholy
First Known Use: 1607

melancholia

noun mel·an·cho·lia \ˌmel-ən-ˈkō-lē-ə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MELANCHOLIA

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

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