nym|pho|ma|ni|a «NIHM fuh MAY nee uh», noun.
1. abnormal, uncontrollable sexual desire in a woman.
2. uncontrollable sexual desire in animals, especially in cattle.
[< Greek nýmphē nymph, bride + English mania]

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  • nym|pho|lep|sy — «NIHM fuh LEHP see», noun. 1. a state of rapture supposed to be inspired in men by nymphs. 2. a frenzy of emotion, especially that inspired by something unattainable. ╂[< Greek nymphólēptos one bewitched by a nymph < nýmphē nymph + lēptos,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • nym|pho|lep|tic — «NIHM fuh LEHP tihk», adjective. 1. of or belonging to nympholepsy. 2. possessed by nympholepsy; ecstatic; frenzied …   Useful english dictionary

  • nym|pho|ma|ni|a|cal — «NIHM fuh muh NY uh kuhl», adjective. 1. characterized by nymphomania. 2. affected with nymphomania …   Useful english dictionary

  • nym·pho — /ˈnımfoʊ/ noun, pl phos [count] informal : ↑nymphomaniac …   Useful english dictionary

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