hys|te|ri|a «hihs TIHR ee uh, -TEHR-», noun.
1. a nervous disorder that causes fits of laughing and crying, imaginary illnesses as well as real physical disability, such as paralysis, blindness, or digestive upsets, and general lack of self-control. Hysteria results from anxiety.
2. Figurative. senseless excitement; unrestrained emotion: »

mob hysteria.

[< New Latin hysteria < Greek hystérā uterus (because originally women were thought to be the only ones so affected)]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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