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

logorrheic

play \ˌlȯ-gə-ˈrē-ik, ˌlä-\ adjective

Examples of logorrhea in a Sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of logorrhea

New Latin


First Known Use: circa 1892


Medical Dictionary

logorrhea

noun log·or·rhea
variants: or chiefly British

logorrhoea

\ˌlȯg-ə-ˈrē-ə, ˌläg-\play

Medical Definition of logorrhea

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

logorrheic

or chiefly British

logorrhoeic

\-ˈrē-ik\play adjective

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