etheromania

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ether +‎ -o- +‎ -mania

Noun[edit]

etheromania (uncountable)

  1. an addiction to ether intoxication
    • 1985 Sidney Cohen, The substance abuse problems, volume 2, Routledge, p181
      It accounts for the etheromania in certain countries in Ireland over a hundred years ago, the large-scale sniffing of shoemakers’ glue in the prison in Monterrey, Mexico, and for many other epidemics of intoxicant abuse by a large portion of the exposed population.
    • 1998 Louis Lewin, Phantastica: a classic survey on the use and abuse of mind-altering plants, Inner Traditions / Bear & Company, p167
      It is not considered as becoming in the female sex to consume large quantities of concentrated alcohol habitually, and for this reason women contribute a large contingent to etheromania.

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