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Meaning of MONOMANIA

Pronunciation:  `mânu'meyneeu

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a mania restricted to one thing or idea

MONOMANIA is a 9 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: possession
 See Also: cacoethes, mania, passion



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mon`o*ma"ni*a\, n. [Mono- + mania.]
Derangement of the mind in regard of a single subject only;
also, such a concentration of interest upon one particular
subject or train of ideas to show mental derangement.

Syn: Insanity; madness; alienation; aberration; derangement;
     mania. See {Insanity}.

Thesaurus Terms
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