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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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 
  2.  Excessive  or  unreasonable  desire;  insane  passion  affecting 
  one  or  many  people;  as  the  tulip  mania. 
  {Mania  a  potu}  [L.],  madness  from  drinking;  delirium  tremens 
  Syn:  Insanity;  derangement;  madness;  lunacy;  alienation; 
  aberration;  delirium;  frenzy.  See  {Insanity}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  an  irrational  but  irresistible  motive  for  a  belief  or  action 
  [syn:  {passion},  {cacoethes}] 
  2:  a  mood  disorder;  an  affective  disorder  in  which  the  victim 
  tends  to  respond  excessively  and  sometimes  violently  [syn: 
  {manic  disorder}] 

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