Mania a potu
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}. [1913 Webster]

2. Excessive or unreasonable desire; insane passion affecting one or many people; as, the tulip mania. [1913 Webster]

{Mania a potu} [L.], madness from drinking; delirium tremens. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Insanity; derangement; madness; lunacy; alienation; aberration; delirium; frenzy. See {Insanity}. [1913 Webster]


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