nymphomania

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Etymology[edit]

New Latin, from Latin nympha (labia minora) +‎ -mania.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /nɪmfəˈmeɪnɪə/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪniə

Noun[edit]

nymphomania (countable and uncountable, plural nymphomanias)

  1. Excess of sexual behaviour or desire in women.
    Synonyms: (now historical) furor uterinus, (obsolete) œstromania
    Coordinate term: satyriasis
    Hypernym: hypersexuality

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