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Definition of mania noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable, usually singular, uncountable] mania (for something/for doing something) an extremely strong desire or enthusiasm for something, often shared by a lot of people at the same time synonym craze The Super Bowl was approaching and football mania was sweeping the country.
  2. 2[uncountable] (psychology) a mental illness in which someone has an obsession about something that makes them extremely anxious, violent, or confused She was diagnosed as suffering from persecution mania.
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