nymphomania

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n nymphomania abnormally intense sexual desire in women
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n nymphomania (Med) An uncontrollable excessive sexual desire in women, constituting a true disease.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n nymphomania Morbid and uncontrollable sexual desire in women.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Nymphomania morbid and uncontrollable sexual desire in women
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. ny`mfh a bride + mani`a madness
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. nympha—Gr. nymphē, a bride.

Usage

In literature:

It is much the same in nymphomania.
"She Stands Accused" by Victor MacClure
Wichmann states that pollutions are most common in spring (being perhaps the first to make that statement), and also nymphomania.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 1 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
In exceptional cases it may even reach the intensity of nymphomania.
"Woman" by William J. Robinson
The furor uterius, or nymphomania, is a similar disease.
"Zoonomia, Vol. II" by Erasmus Darwin
EXCESS OF VENEREAL DESIRE (SATYRIASIS IN MALE, OR NYMPHOMANIA IN FEMALE).
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
I have repeatedly cured nymphomania by curing physical, or constitutional symptoms.
"Plain Talks on Avoided Subjects" by Henry Newell Guernsey
Nymphomania or satyrasis is a periodical insanity in which there is an insane impulse for sexual intercourse.
"Degeneracy" by Eugene S. Talbot
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