ma•ni•aPronunciation: (mā'nē-u, mān'yu), [key]
excessive excitement or enthusiasm; craze: The country has a mania for soccer.
See manic disorder.
Ma•ni•aPronunciation: (mā'nē-u, mān'yu), [key]
an ancient Roman goddess of the dead.
a combining form of mania
); extended to mean “enthusiasm, often of an extreme and transient nature,” for that specified by the initial element (bibliomania
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