mania


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mania \Ma"ni*a\, n. [L. mania, Gr. ?, fr. ? to rage; cf. OE.
   manie, F. manie. Cf. Mind, n., Necromancy.]
   1. Violent derangement of mind; madness; insanity. Cf.
      Delirium.
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   2. Excessive or unreasonable desire; insane passion affecting
      one or many people; as, the tulip mania.
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   Mania a potu [L.], madness from drinking; delirium tremens.
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   Syn: Insanity; derangement; madness; lunacy; alienation;
        aberration; delirium; frenzy. See Insanity.
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