The definition of mania is a violent mental disorder that is part of bipolar disorder where a person becomes very active and feels very happy and excited, or a craving or obsession.(noun)
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Origin: ME < LL < Gr, madness < mainesthai, to rage < IE base *men-, to think, be mentally excited > mind
Origin: see mania
See mania in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English, madness
Origin: , from Late Latin
Origin: , from Greek maniā; see men-1 in Indo-European roots.
Origin: From mania.
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