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Definition of "nymphomania" []

  • Excessive sexual desire in and behavior by a female. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "nymphomania" in a sentence
  • "The latter affections have long been recognized as the chief pathological condition in hysteria, and especially in that peculiar form of disease known as nymphomania, under the excitement of which a young woman, naturally chaste and modest, may be impelled to the commission of the most wanton acts."
  • "This disease, known as nymphomania, has been the occasion of the fall of many young women of the better classes who had been bred in luxury and idleness, but were never taught even the first lesson of purity or self-control."
  • "What we now loosely call nymphomania comes in many forms."