manic-depressive

adjective
man·​ic-de·​pres·​sive | \ ˌma-nik-di-ˈpre-siv How to pronounce manic-depressive (audio) \

Definition of manic-depressive

: characterized by or affected with either mania or depression or alternating mania and depression (as in bipolar disorder)

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manic-depressive noun

First Known Use of manic-depressive

1902, in the meaning defined above

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“Manic-depressive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/manic-depressive. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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manic-depressive

adjective
man·​ic-de·​pres·​sive | \ ˌman-ik-di-ˈpres-iv How to pronounce manic-depressive (audio) \

Medical Definition of manic-depressive

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: characterized by or affected with either mania or depression or alternating mania and depression (as in bipolar disorder)

manic-depressive

noun

Medical Definition of manic-depressive (Entry 2 of 2)

: a manic-depressive individual

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