nymphomania

noun
nym·​pho·​ma·​nia | \ ˌnim(p)-fə-ˈmā-nē-ə How to pronounce nymphomania (audio) , -nyə \

Definition of nymphomania

: excessive sexual desire by a female

First Known Use of nymphomania

1702, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nymphomania

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

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“Nymphomania.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nymphomania. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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nymphomania

noun
nym·​pho·​ma·​nia | \ ˌnim(p)-fə-ˈmā-nē-ə, -nyə How to pronounce nymphomania (audio) \

Medical Definition of nymphomania

: excessive sexual desire by a female — compare satyriasis

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