Nymphomania



[nim-fuh-mey-nee-uh, -meyn-yuh] /ˌnɪm fəˈmeɪ ni ə, -ˈmeɪn yə/

noun, Pathology.
1.
abnormally excessive and uncontrollable sexual desire in women.
/ˌnɪmfəˈmeɪnɪə/
noun
1.
a neurotic condition in women in which the symptoms are a compulsion to have sexual intercourse with as many men as possible and an inability to have lasting relationships with them Compare satyriasis
n.

1775, in English translation of “Nymphomania, or a Dissertation Concerning the Furor Uterinus,” by French doctor M.D.T. Bienville, coined from Greek nymphe “bride” (see nymph) + mania “madness” (see mania). Perhaps influenced by earlier French nymphomanie. Defined as “a female disease characterized by morbid and uncontrollable sexual desire.” Cf. also nympholepsy.

nymphomania nym·pho·ma·ni·a (nĭm’fə-mā’nē-ə, -mān’yə)
n.
A disorder in which a woman exhibits extreme or obsessive desire for sexual stimulation or gratification.
nym’pho·ma’ni·ac’ (-nē-āk’) adj. & n.
nym’pho·ma·ni’a·cal (-mə-nī’ə-kəl) adj.
nymphomania [(nim-fuh-may-nee-uh)]

The presence in women of abnormally powerful sexual desires.

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