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nymphomania

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noun nym·pho·ma·nia \ˌnim(p)-fə-ˈmā-nē-ə, -nyə\

Definition of nymphomania

  1. :  excessive sexual desire by a female

nym·pho·ma·ni·ac play \-nē-ˌak\ noun or adjective
nym·pho·ma·ni·a·cal play \-mə-ˈnī-ə-kəl\ adjective


Origin of nymphomania

New Latin, from nymphae inner lips of the vulva (from Latin, plural of nympha) + Late Latin mania mania


First Known Use: 1702


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nymphomania

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noun nym·pho·ma·nia \ˌnim(p)-fə-ˈmā-nē-ə, -nyə\

Medical Definition of nymphomania

  1. :  excessive sexual desire by a female—compare satyriasis




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