nymphomania
nymphomania ym`pho*ma"ni*a (n[i^]m`f[-o]*m[=a]"n[i^]*[.a]), n. [Gr. ny`mfh a bride + mani`a madness.] (Med.) An uncontrollable excessive sexual desire in women, constituting a true disease. [1913 Webster]

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  • nymphomania — (n.) 1775, in English translation of Nymphomania, or a Dissertation Concerning the Furor Uterinus, by French doctor M.D.T. Bienville, coined from Gk. nymphe bride (see NYMPH (Cf. nymph)) + mania madness (see MANIA (Cf. mania)). Perhaps influenced …   Etymology dictionary

  • nymphomania — ► NOUN ▪ uncontrollable or excessive sexual desire in a woman. DERIVATIVES nymphomaniac noun …   English terms dictionary

  • nymphomania — [nim΄fō mā′nē ə, nim΄fəmā′nē ə, nim΄fōmān′yə, nim΄fəmān′yə] n. [ModL < Gr nymphē, bride + MANIA] abnormal and uncontrollable desire by a woman for sexual intercourse: cf. SATYRIASIS nymphomaniac [nim΄fō mā′nēak΄, nim΄fə mā′nēak΄, nim΄fō… …   English World dictionary

  • Nymphomania — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel Nymphomania Originaltitel A Rage to Live Produkt …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • nymphomania — noun Etymology: New Latin, from nymphae inner lips of the vulva (from Latin, plural of nympha) + Late Latin mania mania Date: 1775 excessive sexual desire by a female • nymphomaniac noun or adjective • nymphomaniacal adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • nymphomania — nymphomaniac /nim feuh may nee ak /, n., adj. nymphomaniacal /nim foh meuh nuy euh keuhl/, adj. /nim feuh may nee euh, mayn yeuh/, n. Pathol. abnormally excessive and uncontrollable sexual desire in women. Cf. Don Juanism, satyriasis. [1790 1800; …   Universalium

  • nymphomania — noun /nɪmfəˈmeɪnɪə/ Excess of sexual or in women. See Also: nymph, nymphet, nymphette, nympho, nymphomaniac, mania, mania …   Wiktionary

  • nymphomania — An insatiable impulse to engage in sexual behavior in a female; the counterpart of satyriasis in a male. [nympho + G. mania, frenzy] * * * nym·pho·ma·nia .nim(p) fə mā nē ə, nyə n excessive sexual desire by a female compare …   Medical dictionary

  • nymphomania — Synonyms and related words: andromania, animality, aphrodisia, bawdiness, biological urge, bodily appetite, carnal desire, carnality, clitoromania, concupiscence, desire, dirtiness, eromania, eroticism, eroticomania, eroticomaniac, erotism,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • nymphomania — (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. lustfulness, goatishness, erotomania, carnal desire, prurience, concupiscence, libidinousness, satyriasis …   English dictionary for students

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