Definition of mania
2a : excessive or unreasonable enthusiasm a mania for saving things —often used in combinationb : the object of such enthusiasm His current mania is football.
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.
Recent Examples of mania from the Web
Much of it remains a blur of mania exacerbated by drugs and alcohol.
As a deep depression followed the mania, going to the grocery store became a monumental effort and overwhelming remorse clouded his thinking.
But now the rosé mania has hit, and bartenders are turning to the wine as a base for more complex, sophisticated new drinks.
Beach Ball mania is in full swing for the LSU Tigers' baseball team after last night's come-from-behind win over Florida State.
Even during last decade’s bubble-inducing buying mania, million-dollar homes were never more than 30 percent of developers’ sales.
Abbott marketed the drug, approved for epilepsy, bipolar mania and migraine prevention, for unapproved uses such as dementia, federal prosecutors said.
But there will inevitably be another mania and panic, and...
Much of Andrea’s hesitation had to do with drugs that could squelch the intense creativity that came with her mania.
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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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